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City Expects Limited Public Forum Policy Will Stand Up Cross Expected to be Returned Soon

by Dan Ruud Supporters for return the cross to Veterans Memorial Park left the Belle Plaine City Council chambers happy last Tuesday night as the council voted 3-1 in favor of an amended resolution that will allow the cross to soon be returned to the memorial in

the park. The changes will also make it more difficult for individuals or organizations with little or no affiliation with Belle Plaine to successfully apply for their own monument. Mayor Chris Meyer and council members Theresa McDaniel and Ben Stier voted yes. Cary Coop voted no and Paul Chard was absent. One of the key revisions to the policy states: “The city designates a lim-

Friday (Feb. 24), Belle Plaine’s Ben Gregory finished welding the cross back on the veterans memorial for Veterans Park.

ited public forum in Veterans Memorial Park for the express purpose of allowing individuals or organizations to erect and maintain privately-owned displays that honor and memorialize living or deceased veterans, branch of military and veterans organizations affiliated with Belle Plaine.” Another revision to the policy is that only 10 displays will be allowed at a time, not 18. You must also apply to the city to have a display placed in the limited public forum, which the Belle Plaine Veterans group(s) did last Wednesday, also paying the $100 application fee. The city will continue to process requests “in the order they are received.” The new resolution also makes no requirement of having to have a cement platform installed for the display, which cannot be larger 3 feet wide by 2 feet deep by 3 feet tall. Although changes to the resolution will make it more difficult for national organizations, including the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), to successfully apply for their own monument in Veterans Park, no one on the council or

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Members of the Belle Plaine City Council and School Board met Friday evening (Feb. 24) to discuss the possibility of creating a community center, most likely on school district-owned land. It would ideally be a catalyst for residential and commercial growth in the community.

B.P., District See Community Center as Catalyst to Growth City, School District to Work on Committee Application

Hoping to enjoy a similar kind of growth Chaska, Shoreview and other communities enjoyed in the early-1990s, the school district and city are looking to a community center as an amenity that will help draw people to Belle Plaine. The feeling is a community center would be one of the amenities making Belle Plaine a more attractive destination for visitors and a community where people will want to raise a fam-

ily. The envisioned growth of the city from about 6,700 toward a population of 10,000 would help attract more corporate chain businesses that would support a larger community and relieve some of the tax burden a growth community faces. The notion Belle Plaine could one day enjoy a community center, most likely on land the school district owns near the tennis-football-track athletic complex and Oak Crest Elementary School on West Commerce Drive was the topic of a joint meeting between the city council and school board Friday evening (Feb. 24). Without an objection to the concept, the two elected bodies informally

agreed to jointly begin working on the creation of a blind application process where people could express interest in serving on a committee to help solidify and shape the vision of what a community center might include. Mayor Chris Meyer is concerned the discussion will have people fearing an imminent tax hike. He wants residents to think about what they want for their community as it grows. Meyer stressed no decisions have been made. “It’s a discussion,” he said. Belle Plaine and its school dis-

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Council Okays Monument Signage for Ridgeview Health Complex Another Step Approved to Light Downtown Trees from Ground Up

Scott West’s qualifiers for the state Class 2A individual tournament are, from left, Jack Fogarty, Tyler Shackle, Tyler Buesgens, Parker Huss and Jackson Stauffacher.

Five Panthers Qualify for State Individual Wrestling Tourney Scott West Takes on Totino-Grace in Team Quarterfinals 9 a.m. Thursday

by Dan Ruud Three Section 2AA Individual Wrestling Tournament champions and two runners-up will represent Scott West at this Friday’s and Saturday’s Minnesota State High School Class 2A Individual Tournament at Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. Winning championships in their respective weight classes at this past Saturday’s section individual tournament at Waseca High School for Scott West and their respective weight classes were junior Jackson Stauffacher (126), sophomore Tyler Shackle (132) and junior Tyler Buesgens (182). Also qualifying individually for state by placing second in their weight classes were senior Parker Huss (138) and junior Jack Fogarty (145). This year’s section individual tournament was wrestled entirely in one day on Saturday.

A winter storm in Waseca and elsewhere in southern Minnesota forced the cancellation of the traditional Friday evening session, making for a long, busy day of wrestling on Saturday. Last year, Stauffacher advanced all the way to the 126pound championship, where he lost to unbeaten Tucker Sjomeling of Delano, who is wrestling at 132 pounds this year. In 2015, Stauffacher placed fourth in his weight division. Shackle is making his first appearance in the state individual tournament, while Buesgens is making his second after placing fourth last year. Huss placed fourth in his weight class at the 2015 state individual tournament. For a second straight year, sophomore Justin Stauffacher (120) just missed the state cut by placing third. Fellow sophomore Calvin Menke (220) also placed third (see section recap story inside). According to The Guillotine’s latest rankings on Feb. 24, Buesgens (25-2) is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A at 182 pounds but received the No. 2 seed for the state individual

tourney. The top seed is Jared Florell of Totino-Grace (37-2). Jackson Stauffacher is ranked No. 2 at 126 pounds and is the No. 2 seed for the state tournament behind Jake Gliva of Simley (41-2). Huss is ranked No. 5 at 138 and Fogarty is No. 9 at 145. Shackle was not ranked in The Guillotine’s latest rankings. The first two rounds of the state Class 2A individual tournament will be held Friday, followed by the semifinals and championships on Saturday. The first day of the tournament (Thursday) will be devoted to the team tournaments, after which all three champions (Class 1A, 2A and 3A) will be crowned (see accompanying Class 2A team schedules). Below is a listing of Friday’s individual Class 2A tourney first-round match ups involving Scott West wrestlers (season records are in parenthesis). Class 2A first-round matches start at

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by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine City Council last Tuesday night voted 4-0 (Paul Chard was absent) to approve sign variances for the Ridgeview Medical Center/ Lutheran Home Health Campus that is currently under construction near the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 3/Meridian Street in Belle Plaine. Ridgeview requested an increase in maximum sign squarefootage (from 150 to 200) for two freestanding monument signs that will be positioned near Meridian Street South and Commerce Drive West, both of which will be 200 square feet (see accompanying drawing). Staff reported that the situation to which the variances relate is unique in that the uniform sign plan relates to the health campus, which will be a mixed-use and residential planned-unit development consisting of 55 residential dwellings, a up to three-story medical complex, and 10,000 square feet of health and wellness space to be leased to a variety of users. “As such, the uniform signs relate to all uses on the property as opposed to a single sign for each use of the property, resulting in a consistent design product and a reduced number of signs overall,” stated staff’s report. No one spoke at the public hearing that preceded the council’s vote. In another agenda item related to the Ridgeview/Lutheran Home campus, the council adopted an assessment policy for water and sewer connection fees associated with the project. The connection fees total

$401,720, of which Ridgeview will pay 20 percent ($80,344). The remainder of the fees will be assessed equally over six years at the prime interest rate (set annually on Dec. 1). In other business last Tuesday night, the council unanimously authorized staff to obtain quotes for components for lighting downtown trees along city sidewalks from the ground up. Last summer, the council authorized the city engineering firm of Bolton and Menk to prepare plans for a design committee proposal to uplight eight (possibly up to 14) trees in downtown Belle Plaine. Public Works Superintendent Al Fahey reported that rather than “hanging” lights on the trees for decorative purposes, a viable alternative is to uplight the trees from the ground up with LED lights. The lights would be installed in-ground with the availability of colored light streams. “Last year, the design committee asked to look into the

possibility of lighting the trees downtown for aesthetics and safety,” reported Public Works Superintendent Al Fahey. “The committee looked into different options and decided that uplighting could possibly be the best long-term solution.” Fahey added that the estimated cost for 32 lights and controllers is $40,000, while installation ($20,000) and stamped-colored concrete ($20,000) brings the total estimated cost of the project to $80,000. The city will utilize $13,000 donated by the chamber of commerce to help pay for the cost. Reallocated general capital funds will cover the remaining cost, which Fahey said will be reimbursed through future donations pledged by the chamber of commerce. Plans are to have the lights installed and the trees lit later this year. *Unanimously approved the plans and specifications and authorized the advertisement

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FFA Pancake Breakfast The annual Maynard Harms Memorial Pancake Breakfast was held Sunday during FFA Week at Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School. Cologne Lions Club volunteers served 410 people during the annual breakfast, which featured locally-produced sausage, syrup and honey. A silent auction raised $1,600 to donate to Camp Courage.

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The Belle Plaine High School YES Club recently attended the winter workshop held in Mankato. Students learned about ways to improve the energy consumption of their homes and were treated to a tour of the Mankato public safety building, which is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certified green building. Pictured, from left, are Carlos MelendezTrujillo, Josh Finger, Noah Ellingsworth, Isaiah Trimbo, Kenzie Bergland and Kate Haege.

BPHS Students Among Those Who Attended Youth Energy Summit Forty-five students and teachers from Youth Energy Summit (YES!) teams at WestbrookWalnut Grove High School, New Prague Alternative Learning Center, Sleepy Eye Public and St. Mary’s High schools, Belle Plaine High School and Mankato West High School participated in the recent Using Passive and Active Strategies to Design Buildings Winter Workshop at Centenary United Methodist Church in Mankato. This workshop gave students a window into the world of environmentally and energy friendly building design, allowing them to connect with experts and gain information to position them for success as they excel in team-based projects this school year. Students spent the day with multiple presenters, learning about passive and active energy strategies to building design. Kitty Stratton, consultant for SunWindLight and plans examiner for the city of Minneapolis, began the day with a presentation on passive energy saving strategies, meaning the buildings discussed were ultra-low energy buildings from utilizing natural elemental factors of a location. Long ago, these types of building strategies were common knowledge, using familiarity with weather, wind, solar radiation and moisture to dictate their housing structures. Over time, those skills and knowledge had been lost but we are now starting to gain back that consciousness as NetZero homes, a building producing as much energy as it uses, are being built and people are more aware of their energy usage. This is a major improvement since average household size is decreasing while average square footage is increasing. Stratton had the students pick two materials out of her pile of Styrofoam, insulation, pool noodles, cloth and more. Their task was to insulate a glass of hot water to see how close they could keep the temperature to the initial reading two hours later. Each team chose different materials and had various levels of success. The most successful team used Styrofoam and encapsulated the glass in it. Stratton then went on to talk about how important insulation is to minimizing energy loss in a building. Along with proper insulation, Stratton emphasized the importance of using what is free to us. Positioning windows in correct locations can allow solar energy to be utilized to warm a space on its own or with the help of Trombe or water walls. The idea of the walls is for the materials to collect heat from the sun and store it to be released at night when the free heating source, the sun, disappears. Since 35 percent of heating or cooling is lost through windows, good quality windows are a huge factor to energy savings. Another free resource is wind. Using natural ventilation cuts down on cooling costs, and if done properly, can eliminate the need for an air-conditioner. These are just a few of the many passive energy options to put into practice. Gary Schollmeier, active energy efficiency enthusiast and NetZero homeowner, finished up the morning discussing active energy strategies for homes. He says that the cleanest, safest and cheapest energy is energy that one does not use. Since it would be very difficult to not

use any energy in today’s world, Gary discussed options of energy creation that are healthier for the earth. He started with solar and the various types available and moved into geothermal and wind. Technology is expanding to make it easier for the general homeowner to choose these types of energy options. In the afternoon, Todd Miller, director of the Mankato Public Safety Center, made a presentation. The center was awarded the Gold Certification as a LEED building. LEED certification means that the building has gone through rigorous steps to become more sustainable and is awarded points for each implementation, which then determines what level of certification is achieved. The building was completely gutted with a replaced roof during construction. Energy

Star appliances, building materials and decorations made of recycled content, and locally derived and reused materials make up just a few of the many aspects that gave this building such a high rating. It is a mere seven points from qualifying for Platinum Certification, which is an impressive feat. Their solar panel array located on the roof, an active energy strategy, will be owned after six years of renting. The rent payment is covered by the price of electricity produced, so having the panels installed costs nothing for the center. Participants left with a broader knowledge on what is available for sustainable building options and that there are many possibilities for their schools and communities to engage in. It takes research and hard work, but there is hope for sustainable living to be commonplace.

Scott SWCD to Host Free Plant Native Prairie Workshop The Scott Soil and Water Conservation District will host a free native prairie workshop on Thursday, March 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Prior Lake City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. SE, Prior Lake. At the workshop you will learn about site preparation, how to get your planting started, receive maintenance tips and find out more about possible funding. This free workshop is open to

all Scott County residents. Visit scottswcd.org or call the Scott SWCD at 952-492-5425 to register. You do not need to live on a large property to create natural areas, help pollinators and enhance wildlife habitat. Something as small as a half-acre of your lawn or as large as a 10 acre or more crop field can be converted to beautiful and environmentally beneficial native grasses and flowers.

The 10th-Annual Roman Barten Memorial Breakfast

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After the 20-week ultrasound, Matt & Sarah Smith of Belle Plaine were told their baby had Dandy-Walker malformation (DW), a condition in which part of the brain is missing. They were told their baby may live a day, a week, a month or years but her quality of life wouldn’t be there. Her parents chose to love her and hold her as long as they could, and their beautiful baby girl, Payton Faith, was born at 34 weeks. At 5 weeks Payton had open heart surgery, and since then she has had two surgeries for feeding tubes and in August had brain surgery. Payton has PT & OT three times a week to help combat balance issues and low muscle tone associated with DW. She has brought many people’s faith back, made people believe in miracles and brings a smile to everyone’s face. She is the little sister to Taylor (9) and Austin (6). To learn more, visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/paytonfaithsmith. Event hosted by the Roman Barten family in effort to continue his legacy of service to the community. 3/1/2017 & 3/8/2017

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das; 10 grandchildren, Melissa (Tom) Podratz, Ryan Ochs and his ďŹ ancĂŠ Lori, Christina Ochs, Becky (Joe) Poehls, Cassie Christopherson, Jenna Christopherson, Tessa Christopherson, Jessica Wagner, Joshua Christophersen and his ďŹ ancĂŠ Hannah and Megan Christophersen; six great-grand-

children, Brock Podratz, Noah Ochs, Carter Podratz, Addison Podratz, Braden Poehls and Bryce Poehls; sister, Anne Herrmann of Belle Plaine; and sister-in-law, Stella Steen of Belle Plaine. Leo is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Lou; and siblings; Fran, Margaret, Germain, Jerry, Tom and Joe.

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Leo Michael “Mikeâ€? Wagner Leo Michael “Mikeâ€? Wagner, 87, of Belle Plaine passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Three Links Care Center in NorthďŹ eld. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 3 at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be in the East Union Lutheran Cemetery in Carver. Leo was born on April 12, 1929 in Belle Plaine to Anton and Anna (Commerford) Wagner. Leo served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean Era. On June 11, 1955 he married Betty Lou Johnson in Belle Plaine. He worked in maintenance for the Minneapolis, NorthďŹ eld and Southern (MNS) Railroad for 40-plus years and also faithfully helped his father-in-law on the farm. Leo loved gardening, playing cards, assembling puzzles and playing games with the grandchildren. He was a huge fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. He loved traveling and just going for rides around the countryside. Leo is survived by his children, Nancy (Bruce) Ochs of Glencoe, Cheryl Christopherson of Rochester, Robert (Jenny) Wagner of Henderson and Lori Christophersen of Dun-

community pool “needs some work.â€? The city and district are working on a land swap. The city and school are collaborating to avoid a duplication of services, he said. The facility could be designed to host athletic events as well as community functions. Athletic events could draw many people to the community, people who’ll dine at restaurants and stay in hotels. Those kinds of tournaments could help cover Seek a Broad operational costs and potentialCross-Section ly keep in covering operational School Board Director Joe costs. Vandermark noted large com- The facility would appeal to a mittees sometimes have trou- broader market. Laager noted ble reaching consensus on key Chaska’s facility has a walking decision points. The group dis- track open at no cost to commucussed several ideas, including nity members. a large committee broken into “We have really done a nice sub groups and led by a smaller job getting things into our buildgroup of decision-makers. Van- ings,â€? said Mindy Chevalier, dermark encouraged the group the district’s director of Comto eschew turning to the good- munity Education and its assisold-boys club to make decisions tant junior-senior high school and instead bring a broad cross- principal. “It would be fun to section of residents – newcom- see more opportunity, and not ers and long-time residents of just on the athletics side.â€? all ages alike -- to the table. City Councilor Ben Stier said Vandermark believes there “is the ďŹ rst question people will clearly an appetiteâ€? for at least ask would be about funding. consideration of the proposal. Funding is one of the many During his bid for election questions a committee will adlast fall, Meyer heard many dress should issue continue people talking about Jordan’s to be formally considered. A new community center, its new voter-approved referendum is middle school building and the perhaps the most likely option, new turf at its football ďŹ eld. though there is others to conMeyer wants people in area sider as the process moves forcommunities looking to Belle ward, Laager said. Plaine’s amenities. The group did not reach a conThe mayor believes Belle clusion as to whether the school Plaine is at a crossroads, a board or the city council would #OMMITTEDTO9OUR place where it is ready and oversee the proposal, a deci#OMFORT#ARE willing to enjoy reasonable and sion that would likely impact responsible growth. He said the a referendum campaign and its s#LEANINGS timing.

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department back to full staff at 30 members. *Unanimously approved renewing the annual contract with Safe Assure Consultants to provide Occupational Safety and Health Administration-required training to city employees. This year’s contract amount is $4,926.29. *Unanimously approved the Belle Plaine Baseball Association’s annual request for a 3.2 percent intoxicating liquor license at Tiger Park for the upcoming amateur baseball season. The next regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 6 in the City Hall building at 218 North Meridian Street downtown.

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Draheim, Area State Senators Back End to Sunday Liquor Sales Ban Belle Plaine’s representative in the Minnesota Senate, State Sen. Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake), along with area state senators backed the Senate’s version of the bill ending the ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. Sens. Scott Jensen, R-Waconia, Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, and Eric Pratt, R-Prior Lake joined Draheim, in passing a bill to end the longtime ban. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote, 38-28. House File 30 would let liquor stores sell beer, wine, and alcohol between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m on Sundays, while continuing to prohibit de-

liveries and merchandising on that day. The House version of the bill passed last month. It allows liquor stores to open an hour earlier than the Senate version. Before Gov. Dayton can sign the bill, it will return to the House where they will choose to either accept the Senate version or request a conference committee. Belle Plaine’s representative in the Minnesota House, Rep. Bob Vogel, R-Elko New Market, backed the House version of the bill. Reps. Jim Nash, RWaconia, and Tony Albright, R-Prior Lake, voted yes. Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, voted against ending the ban.

Mom Files Suit to Have Her Children Returned A Minnesota mother of two minor children, along with the grandmother of the children, ďŹ led suit against the state’s Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, Scott County, and two Native American communities and their tribal courts for usurpation of parental rights. Kimberly Watso and her mother, Kaleen Dietrich, charge that the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Scott County handed Watso’s two minor children over to the jurisdiction of tribal courts without a state hearing. According to the ďŹ led case, Watso, who is not Native American, has not received her constitutionally guaranteed due process and is being unlawfully deprived of her children. “This mother is being deprived of her parental rights for the prejudicial fact that her children’s biological fathers are each members of a tribal nation. Ms. Watso is not a Native American Indian, yet her children have been ripped away from her by tribal law that she is not subject to,â€? explained attorney Erick Kaardal. “The actions of Minnesota’s Department of Human Services, Scott County and the tribal courts

have violated the Indian Child Welfare Act’s requirement for a state court hearing and parental consent before transfer to a tribal court,â€? he added. “This mother has had her children taken away illegally. Her parental rights have been wrongfully and grievously violated.â€? In concern for her children’s wellbeing, states she has persevered through two years of legally unauthorized tribal court proceedings. “In Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, I am treated as a second-rate person because I am not Indian,â€? shared Watso. “I do not believe my children and I should be subjected to this courtroom bias. It has taken a psychological toll on me and has long-ranging negative repercussions for my children.â€? Watso does not believe the tribal court and tribal social services to be safe or beneďŹ cial for her minor children. Watso declared, “The cultural environment created by the tribal court and tribal social services makes it impossible for my children to remain safe and healthy.â€? Minnesota Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, Emily Piper, is named in the suit.

Gaylord, Arlington Talking Merging Police Departments

While Gaylord City Council members feel the city has more to lose than gain, the city will pursue discussions on merging its police department with Arlington’s department. Gaylord Police Chief Tony Padilla said the proposal can work in the long run. Initially, the proposed merged department would be an operational challenge. Issues to be addressed, the Gaylord Hub recently reported, include hours of patrol, stafďŹ ng and equipment. Arlington’s police budget is about $70,000 smaller than Gaylord’s. Arlington’s 2016 police department budget of $294,000 included a police chief, two full-time ofďŹ cers and two part-timers. The part-time positions were eliminated this

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Ben Gregory (left) and Terry Buesgens worked together on welding the cross back onto the veterans memorial Friday (Feb. 24). The memorial was created by Joe Gregory, Ben’s late grandfather and Buesgens’ father-in-law. The memorial will eventually be returned to the park in a limited public forum.

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City Administrator Mike Votka will be surprised if they do not receive a grievance or threatened legal action. Prior to the council’s vote last Tuesday, Coop addressed the audience of cross supporters, telling them why he was going to vote no again to allowing the cross to be returned to the park. “I feel there should be no religious symbols on city property . . . This is a gamble I don’t think is worth taking,� said Coop, adding that he sees “a lack of enthusiastic support� from the League of Minnesota Cities on the matter. Coop then summarized a couple of examples where cities were taken to court, including Knoxville, Iowa, and King, N.C., for having a silhouette of a soldier kneeling next to a cross displayed on government property, and the results were costly for both Knoxville and King in terms of court costs, etc., and in both cases the battle was lost. According to a press release issued by the city of King in 2015, King had already incurred more than $50,000 in legal fees and costs and estimated that litigation costs would have approached $2 million, exceeding the city’s $1 million insurance coverage. The city was also facing the loss of that insurance coverage if the matter proceeded to trial, according to the release. Chard, who along with Coop voted no on Feb. 6 to allow the cross to be returned to Veterans Park, was on a pre-planned vacation last Tuesday night but issued the following statement in the council’s packet. “As for the proposal in front of the Belle Plaine Council this evening, I feel the Alliance Defending Freedom (which has vowed to defend the city should legal matters arise) should establish a retainer or escrow of funds before the resolution is passed to pay all legal fees that the Belle Plaine City and Taxpayers may incur on this issue. If this request cannot be met, please consider tabling the issue until additional information can be obtained. “I feel this is a fair request to be made in the best interest of the Belle Plaine Citizens as we were told the city will not incur any expenses as explained to the council by Mr. Andy Parrish,� Chard continued. Parrish has been the Defend Belle Plaine Veterans Park group main Herald spokesperson both at the Feb. 6 council meeting and on social media. He was the one who introduced Doug Wardlow, an attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom to the council on Feb. 6. Wardlow said the limited pub-

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lic forum proposal is a sound legal tool to defeat the FFRF. However, when asked, Wardlow could not guarantee that lawsuits from the FFRF or other groups will not follow. Belle Plaine City Attorney Bob Vose, who also addressed the audience on Feb. 6, did not make any such assurances either. As of this past Tuesday morning, City Administrator Mike Votka said that he had not received any other applications

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Shamrock Hunt Begins Belle Plaine's 2017 Shamrock Medallion Hunt begins with the accompanying clue. The medallion is hidden within the city limits (not north of the railroad tracks). It is located on public property and is not more than 6 feet off the ground. It’s also not located on the Historical House property or “inside” the Tiger Park baseball field. The medallion is about 2 inches in diameter and has “Belle Plaine St. Patrick’s Day” inscribed on it. The prize for finding it is $100. The Shamrock Medallion Hunt is a community event. Participants do not need to be of Irish descent. If you find it, call Don

Meger at 952-454-6492. If the medallion is not found this week, a second clue will be published in next Wednesday's Herald. A third clue, if necessary, will appear March 15. This year's parade and festivities will take place Saturday, March 18. The St. Patrick’s Committee will meet 5:30 p.m. this Thursday at Red Door Bar downtown. Any Belle Plaine High School junior girls of Irish descent interested in becoming a candidate for Miss Shamrock are asked to contact the school office or call Jeanette Gloege at 952-873-6684.

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The Sullivan Sisters will lead the parade, St. Patrick’s Day traditions will soon be displayed. Whippers and zippers and maybe some slippers, Practice makes perfect for all you trippers. Hocus-Pocus are the words, Mumbo-Jumbo for the birds, Hoity-Toity has the nerve, treasure hunters come in herds.

A Day at the Zoo In February of 1987, 48 Belle Plaine fourth-graders from Mrs. Logelin’s and Mrs. Eintertson’s classes spent the day at the Minnesota Zoological Gardens in Apple Valley as part of as two-week unit on the Northern Trail. The students wore T-shirts they had designed themselves, using fabric crayons to transfer pictures of their favorite zoo animal. Students and faculty were evacuated from Belle Plaine High School that Thursday following a telephone call from an unidentified caller saying a bomb was set to go off at 9:15 a.m. Mary Pat Murphy, secretary at the school, received the phone call at 8:10 a.m. Fifteen minutes after the bomb was supposed to go off, law enforcement personnel checked the building and all of the lockers. Nothing suspicious was found. It was the first bomb threat at the school in 18 years. Sales of $5.5 million for the past year was the big news given to stockholders at the 69th annual meeting of the Belle Plaine Cooperative at the Belle Plaine Elementary School dining room. “It’s been a good year,” said Wilmer Schmidt, manager of the cooperative. The 1987 St. Patrick’s Parade and festivities would take place March 14. There were nine Miss Shamrock contestants – Angie Berger, Geri Devine, Julie Duffy, Molly Hartmann, Jill Morrison, Shannon Morrison, Jean Schultz, Becky Stender and Lisa Witt. Catherine Buesgens, a lifelong resident of Belle Plaine, celebrated her 100th birth on March 4. She was a resident of the Lutheran Home and member of Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church. When asked about turning 100, she said, “I don’t feel any different yet.” Belle Plaine’s Congregate Dining program celebrated its sixth anniversary with a party, but had to say goodbye to the woman who had been with the program for those six years, first as a cook and more recently as site manager. Lois Davis resigned her position to accept a position as assistant manager at Skluzacek’s truck stop, convenience store and restaurant in Norwood. Leon Thomason leased the former Jim and Sky’s Tavern from Wally Fahey Jr. Thomason and his wife, Colleen, would run the tavern. Andy Fogarty of Belle Plaine was one of 60 high school se-

niors named a Minnesota High School All-Star that season. BPSH’s Jim Buesgens qualified for the 1987 Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament after placing second in the Region 4A Tournament in the 132-pound class. Teammate Andy Fogarty placed third at 138 pounds. Fellow Tigers Jason Piche (98 pounds) and Brian Stier (heavyweight) both placed fourth. The BPHS boys’ basketball team completed the regular season with a 63-47 victory over Mankato Loyola. Matt Lenz led Belle Plaine with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The Tigers finished 9-5 in the conference, good for sole possession of third place. They were 13-6 overall heading into District 13 play. The Tiger girls’ basketball team defeated Le Center 4727 in the first round of the district tournament before losing to Montgomery in the second round 45-41. Belle Plaine had finished 4-10 in conference play.

60 Years Ago (1957)

Taking top honors in the second annual barrow show in Belle Plaine was Ray Sullivan of Derrynane Township, whose crossbreeds took the grand champion honors in both pen and individual class. Earl Schmidt of Belle Plaine again exhibited the reserve champion pen, which was a duplication of his placing at the 1956 show. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Harsh were called to Boyceville, Wis., on account of the death of Mr. Harsh’s father, George Harsh, 78, who died suddenly. Rev. Thomas J. Coleman, former pastor at Assumption, died while vacationing in Florida. He was 51 years old. Patricia Anne Bowser, daughter of Mrs. Fern Bowser of Le Sueur, became the bride of Paul R. Keup, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Keup of Belle Plaine. Township candidates who filed in Belle Plaine were Harry Otto

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90 Years Ago (1927)

There was a break-in at the Triangle Motor Co. garage and the thief took a complete set of casings, inner tubes and a battery, apparently seeking only items he was in need of. There was a gathering at the Thomas Lochen Sr. home near Union Hill to help the aged man celebrate his 90th birthday. Reuben Frank held an auction on his farm preparatory to moving into Belle Plaine to take a position with Messenbring Bros. garage. The estate of the late Mrs. Wilhelmina Nagel sold the 160-acre farm in Blakeley Township to Henry Nagel of Le Sueur, who would have one of his boys take over and run it. Death took Mrs. Chas. Siemon at the age of 82. Born in Springfield, Mass., she arrived

with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bliss, in 1856 and Belle Plaine Township was her home ever since. After an absence of 24 years, H.C. Diers of Bellingham, Wash., was back to look over the scenes of his youth in the Belle Plaine-Blakeley neighborhoods. Over a thousand persons witnessed the presentation of “The Womanless Wedding” held two nights at Dooley Hall. The mysterious bride proved to be J.S. Effertz. Eighty characters made of the cast. Belle Plaine was invited to join the Southern Minny baseball league that season. The town was represented at the organization meeting held in Mankato, but the rule adopted there, no more than four “outside” players, was not acceptable to Ed Eckardt and associates, so membership was declined. About 200, mostly farmers in the area, were at the high school to take in the debate on the McNary-Haugen farm bill between the debating teams of St. Thomas College of St. Paul and G.A. College of St. Peter. Before the debate started, it was ruled to be a no decision debate. The village of Cologne elected a woman as its mayor, Mrs. J. Knotz. It was the first time a woman was elected to an executive office in Carver County.

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120 Years Ago (1897)

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South Metro Elementary Principals Help B.P. Food Shelf Kim DeWitte (left), principal at Chatfield Elementary School, recently presented Betsy Ollhoff of the Belle Plaine Food Shelf, a check for $366. At a recent meeting of the Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association, principals from south metro schools collected $366 during a dash-for-cash event. The group had previously selected Belle Plaine and its food shelf as the recipient of the money raised during the dash.

by: Edna Weiers St. John’s Catholic Church St. Scholastica Church Father Dave and Deacon Bob Saturday Mass at 8:15 p.m. at St. John Servers: Mitchel & Hunter Pomije Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. at St. Scholastica Servers: Leo Pexa and Matt Schoenecker Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. at St. John Servers: Jeff & Tim Cram, Abby Knutson and Teagan Lambrecht Ash Wednesday Mass 7 p.m. at St. John Rachel Meger and Dave Monnens hosted a Paint & Sip Shed party on Sunday after-

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by: Loni Graham Father James Burns will celebrate our next Mass here at St. Thomas Sunday, March 19 at 9 a.m. Father Andrew Stueve celebrates Mass at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur on Saturdays at 5:15 p.m., and Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. On February 21, 41 spellers from south central Minnesota competed in the South Central Service Cooperative Regional Spelling Bee, a qualifier for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The participating 5th through 8th graders had won their local contests. It took a record setting 47 rounds to name a champion, and that was Briana Joseph from Fairmont. Briana, a 7th grade student from Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School, was named champion after correctly spelling “carious” as her championship word. She will attend the National Spelling Bee in Washington DC. Emily Spieker, an 8th grader from Dakota Meadows Middle School, came in second. The top spellers also included 3rd place Jack Nesnidal from Shakopee West Junior High and 4th place, our own Emily Sullivan, from Le Sueur-Henderson Middle School. Emily Sullivan exited the bee in round 14 on “azimuth” and Nesnidal erred in his spelling of “lieutenant.” A nice crowd attended the St. Patrick Fish Fry Friday night. Eddie and Denise Halloran enjoyed their meal and we enjoyed their company. Others we spotted were Father George Grafsky, John and Susie Smisek, Ron and Lois Solheid,

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Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: AA Closed Meetings on Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Also, NA Meeting open on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Al Anon Wednesday nights 8 p.m. (The Little Brick School House kitty korner from St. John Lutheran Church) Thursdays: Belle Plaine Knitting Group meets at Kingsway Living Center from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room or in the Art Gallery. Open to all ages and skill levels. Knitters and crocheters welcome. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month: Support Groups for Families meet at the Valley Green Workforce Center in Shakopee at 6:30 p.m. and is for families who have a relative with a mental illness. The group is led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness. The support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing experiences. 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Legal Notices CITY OF BELLE PLAINE PUBLIC NOTICE The Belle Plaine City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as persons may reasonably be heard, at City Hall, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, Minnesota 56011. The Council will hear public comment on proposed Ordinance 17-04, which, if approved, will amend the City Code by adding Section 315 for regulations pertaining to the licensing of tree trimming contractors. Copies of the proposed Ordinance are available in their entirety at the Belle Plaine City Hall, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, Minnesota 56011 for review. Written comments may be mailed or delivered to: City of Belle Plaine, 218 North Meridian Street, P.O. Box 129, Belle Plaine, MN 56011. All oral and written comments will be heard at this time. Dated this 23rd day of February, 2017 Michael J. Votca City Administrator Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

CITY OF BELLE PLAINE ORDINANCE 17-01 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1107.16, SUBD. 3(1) (G) OF THE CITY CODE RELATING TO SIGNS FOR HOME OCCUPATIONS THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BELLE PLAINE ORDAINS: Section 1. Section 1107.16, SUBD. (3)(G) of the City Code is hereby amended as follows (additions in bold/underline): G. Only one sign shall be permitted. Such sign shall be a non-illuminated nameplate of not more than one four square foot in area, which shall be comprised of high-quality, durable material(s) and attached to the entrance of the dwelling. Section 2. This Ordinance shall become effective upon publication in the official newspaper of the City. Passed and duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Belle Plaine this 21st day of February, 2017. BY: Christopher G. Meyer, Mayor ATTEST: Michael J. Votca, City Administrator Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

CITY OF BELLE PLAINE PUBLIC NOTICE The Belle Plaine Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as persons may reasonably be heard, at City Hall, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, Minnesota 56011. The Belle Plaine City Council will also conduct a public hearing on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as persons may reasonably be heard, at City Hall, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, Minnesota 56011. The Commission and Council will hear public comment on proposed Ordinance 17-02, which, if approved, would specifically provide for the establishment of indoor firing ranges within the City. Ordinance 17-02 proposes to amend Sections 1105.10. Subd. 4 (conditional uses in the B-2 Highway Commercial District); 1105.11, Subd. 4 (conditional uses in the B-3 Central Business District); 1105.12, Subd. 5 (conditional uses in the I-2 General Industrial District); and 1105.13, Subd. 3 (conditional uses in the I/C Industrial Commercial District). Ordinance 17-02 also proposes to amend Section 1103.08, Subd 5(B), relating to specific standards for granting conditional use permits for indoor firing ranges. Copies of the proposed Ordinance are available in their entirety at the Belle Plaine City Hall, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, Minnesota 56011 for review. Written comments may be mailed or delivered to: City of Belle Plaine, 218 North Meridian Street, P.O. Box 129, Belle Plaine, MN 56011. All oral and written comments will be heard at this time. Dated this 14th day of February, 2017 Cynthia Smith Strack Community Development Director Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

CITY OF BELLE PLAINE PUBLIC NOTICE The Belle Plaine Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as persons may reasonably be heard, at City Hall, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, Minnesota 56011. The Belle Plaine City Council will also conduct a public hearing on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as persons may reasonably be heard, at City Hall, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, Minnesota 56011. The Commission and Council will hear public comment on proposed Ordinance 17-03, which, if approved, will repeal and replace Section 1103.07 of the City Code pertaining to site plan review. The intent of Ordinance 17-03 is to allow for administrative review of all site plans. At this time multiple family, commercial, and industrial site plans require review by the Planning Commission and City Council. Copies of the proposed Ordinance are available in their entirety at the Belle Plaine City Hall, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, Minnesota 56011 for review. Written comments may be mailed or delivered to: City of Belle Plaine, 218 North Meridian Street, P.O. Box 129, Belle Plaine, MN 56011. All oral and written comments will be heard at this time. Dated this 14th day of February, 2017 Cynthia Smith Strack Community Development Director Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR REZONING You are hereby notified that a hearing will be held by the Scott County Planning Advisory Commission in the County Board Room, of the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota on: March 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM PURPOSE OF HEARING: To consider application for Rezoning for Jess Moeding, Dean Trongard, and Joe Card SUBJECT SITE LOCATION: Part of E1/2 E1/2 Section 21 Township 115 Range 23, Louisville Township REQUESTED ACTION: Rezoning (#PL2017-02) of 4.5 acres of Highway 169 Commercial Plat from Commercial (C-1) to Industrial (I-1) Further information regarding the above mentioned project including site drawings and relevant Zoning Ordinance requirements will be available, after March 3, 2017, on the Scott County web site, www.scottcountymn.gov. Please go to Government, Citizen Advisory Boards, Commissions, & Committees, Board of Adjustment or Planning Advisory Commission, Most Recent Agenda and Minutes, then download the 03/13/2017 agenda, and click on the project item. If you would like to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted by the Planning Department. For more information, contact the Scott County Planning Department at 952496-8653. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR INTERIM USE PERMIT You are hereby notified that a hearing will be held by the Scott County Planning Advisory Commission in the County Board Room, of the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota on: March 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM PURPOSE OF HEARING: To consider application for Interim Use Permit of Robert & Lisa Hidalgo SUBJECT SITE LOCATION: Block 1 Lot 2 Wyldewood Ponds, Section 26 Township 113 Range 22 Property Address: 26180 WYLDEWOOD DR, CEDAR LAKE TWP REQUESTED ACTION: Interim Use Permit (#PL2017-05) to construct a detached Accessory Dwelling Unit Further information regarding the above mentioned project including site drawings and relevant Zoning Ordinance requirements will be available, after March 3, 2017, on the Scott County web site, www.scottcountymn.gov. Please go to Government, Citizen Advisory Boards, Commissions, & Committees, Board of Adjustment

CITY OF BELLE PLAINE PUBLIC NOTICE The Belle Plaine Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as persons may reasonably be heard, and the Belle Plaine City Council will also conduct a public hearing on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as persons may reasonably be heard, at City Hall, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011. The purpose of the hearings is to receive and consider public comment on a request by Sabyasachi Sengupta relating to the development of Tatiana Fields, a commercial recreation venue (i.e. cricket field complex) at 1001 Commerce Drive West. The Applicant requests consideration of: Minor Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Preliminary Plat. If approved, the requests will allow for the establishment of recreational fields, associated parking, and potential future amenities. Information pertaining to this request is available for review at City Hall, Monday- Friday, 8:00am-4:30 pm, or by calling 952-873-5553. All oral and written comments will be heard at the above referenced hearing times, or may be mailed or delivered to the City of Belle Plaine, 218 North Meridian Street, P.O. Box 129, Belle Plaine, MN 56011. Cynthia Smith Strack Community Development Director Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

or Planning Advisory Commission, Most Recent Agenda and Minutes, then download the 03/13/2017 agenda, and click on the project item. If you would like to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted by the Planning Department. For more information, contact the Scott County Planning Department at 952496-8653. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PRELIMINARY PLAT You are hereby notified that a hearing will be held by the Scott County Planning Advisory Commission in the County Board Room, of the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota on: March 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM PURPOSE OF HEARING: To consider application for Preliminary Plat of Highway 169 Commercial Plat, Jess Moeding, Dean Trongard, and Joe Card SUBJECT SITE LOCATION: Part of the E1/2 of the E1/2, Section 21 Township 115 Range 23 Louisville Township REQUESTED ACTION: Preliminary Plat (#PL2017-03) apporval of a commercial subdivision of 6 lots on approximately 40 acres Further information regarding the above mentioned project including site drawings and relevant Zoning Ordinance requirements will be available, after March 3, 2017, on the Scott County web site, www.scottcountymn.gov. Please go to Government, Citizen Advisory Boards, Commissions, & Committees, Board of Adjustment or Planning Advisory Commission, Most Recent Agenda and Minutes, then download the 3/13/2017 agenda, and click on the project item. If you would like to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted by the Planning Department. For more information, contact the Scott County Planning Department at 952496-8653. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

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: January 23, 2017 Freedom Mortgage Corporation 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 46 - 16-007690 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT TOWNSHIP OF BLAKELEY PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the residents of Blakeley Township, County of Scott, State of Minnesota that the Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The Annual Meeting will commence at 7:00 p.m. to conduct all necessary business as prescribed by law. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be postponed until Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The Annual Meeting will be held at the Blakeley Township Town Hall, 15016 250th St W, Belle Plane, MN 56011. Brent Koepp Blakeley Township Clerk Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 22 and March 1, 2017.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: February 29, 2016 MORTGAGOR: Kenneth Stever, a single man. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 1, 2016 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A997105. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Freedom Mortgage Corporation. Dated November 1, 2016 Recorded November 28, 2016, as Document No. A1015306. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100867100000479152 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Freedom Mortgage Corporation MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14548 Lockslie Trail, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 262861040 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 47, Block 5, Featherstone Lake Estates, CIC No. 1068, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $171,817.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $178,705.39 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: March 21, 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 September 21, 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

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Sealed proposals will be received by the Scott County Highway Department, 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, Minnesota, 55352 until 2:00 o’clock p.m., March 14, 2017, for the marketing of mobility management. Proposal specifications may be obtained by emailing cweise@ co.scott.mn.us or calling 952-4968043. The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals in the complete discretion of the County. Advertisement of the request for proposals is pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Sections 375.21, 471.345, and all other applicable law. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 22 and March 1, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT FILE NO. 70-PR-16-17264 NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Jan Peter Dawson Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on March 29, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at the Scott County Courthouse, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent's Will dated July 16, 2015, and for the appointment of Thelma Dawson, whose address is 2450 Airport Road I 183, Longmont, CO 80503, as personal representative of the decedent's estate in an unsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent's estate, including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the decedent's estate. Dated: February 8, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts February 7, 2017 BY THE COURT: Michael A. Fahey, Judge of District Court By: Phil Bird, Deputy, Court Administrator William H. Henney Attorney at Law 5101 Thimsen Avenue, Ste 200 Minnetonka, MN 55345 MN # 136475 Telephone: (952) 474-4406 Fax: (952) 474-5270 e-mail: bhenneylaw@cs.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1 and 8, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT TOWNSHIP OF BELLE PLAINE NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Notice is hereby given to the residents of Belle Plaine Township that the Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. In case of inclement weather, the meeting may be postponed until Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The Annual Meeting will commence at 7:00 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. The main agenda item to be discussed is the financial responsibility to maintain Laredo Avenue. The meeting will be held at the Belle Plaine Township Hall , 25130 Hickory Blvd. , Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Kristy Bieder Clerk, Belle Plaine Township Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1 and 8, 2017.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Notice is hereby given to residents of Jessenland Township, County of Sibley, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. In case of inclement weather, the meeting may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. The Annual Meeting will commence at 7.00 P.M. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. The Annual Meeting will be held at the Jessenland Township Hall. Maynard Rucks Township Clerk Town of Jessenland Dated: February 17, 2017 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1 and 8, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT FILE NO. 70-PR-17-3659 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Lorraine Torkelson a/k/a Lorraine J. Torkelson, a/k/a Lorraine Jeanette Torkelson Decedent. Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Co-Personal Representatives was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated November 10, 1988. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Ruth Lynch, 7397 Retreat Drive, Lake Tomahawk, WI, 54539 and Susan Torkelson, 7949 Spring Lake Lane, Shakopee, MN 55379, to serve a the personal representatives of the decedent's estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the co-personal representatives. Any objection to the appointment of the co-personal representatives must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the co-personal representatives have the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of Letters Testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: February 22, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts February 22, 2017 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar By: Phil Bird, Deputy, Court Administrator Jasper, Moriarty & Wetherille, P.A. Kevin J. Wetherille MN# 033036X 206 Scott Street Shakopee, MN 55379 Telephone: (952) 445-2817 Facsimile: (952) 445-0812 e-mail: kwetherille@jmwlaw.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1 and 8, 2017.

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: January 28, 2013 MORTGAGOR: Justin Lick, a single man and Lynn Goehring, a single woman. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded February 12, 2013 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A928782. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Freedom Mortgage Corporation. Dated March 30, 2016 Recorded April 22, 2016, as Document No. A1000160. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100053601313411083 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Primelending, a Plainscapital Company RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Freedom Mortgage Corporation MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 16865 Grommesch Circle, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 090090020 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 1, Grommesch Estates, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $242,165.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $244,827.63 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: March 28, 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 September 28, 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: January 23, 2017 Freedom Mortgage Corporation 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 46 - 17-001131 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8, 15, 22, and March 1, 8 and 15, 2017.

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(continued from previous page) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: September 1, 2010 MORTGAGOR: Jon C. Mabee, an unmarried man and Frances Mabee, an unmarried woman as joint tenants. MORTGAGEE: Fifth Third Mortgage Company. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded October 25, 2010 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A865518. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Fifth Third Mortgage Company RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Fifth Third Bank MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 313 4th Avenue East, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 270013700 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 51, Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $130,914.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $120,980.68 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: April 20, 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 October 20, 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: February 16, 2017 Fifth Third Mortgage Company Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee

of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 67 - 17-001272 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 22, and March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court First Judicial District probate division FIle No. 70-PR-17-3378 NOTICE of and order for hearing on petition for formal probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Stanley J. Srnec Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on April 4, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota, 55379, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent's Will dated March 24, 2010, and for the appointment of Rosemary Jirak, whose address is 508 - 4th Circle Drive SE, Lonsdale, Minnesota 55046, as personal representative of the estate of the decedent in an unsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent's estate, including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the estate. Notice is also given that, subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: February 24, 2017 By the Court: Rex D. Stacey Judge of District Court By: Phil Bird, Deputy, Court Administrator Timothy L. Morisette (MN# 168877) Lampe Law Group, LLP 105 East Fifth Street Northfield, Minnesota 55057 Telephone: (507) 663-1211 Facsimile: (507) 663-6114 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1 and 8, 2017.

Scott County Board Proceedings BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COUNTY OF SCOTT FEBRUARY 7, 2017 (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 9:18 a.m., with the following members present: Commissioner Beard, presiding, Commissioner Weckman Brekke, Commissioner Wolf, Commissioner Beer and Commissioner Ulrich. (2) Amendments to the Agenda The request to authorize an Agreement with CDW and SHI is being removed from the consent agenda to clarify amendments that have been made to the request. (3) Minutes: On a motion by Commissioner Weckman Brekke, seconded by Commissioner Wolf, the Minutes of January 17, 2017 were approved. (4) Consent Agenda: On a motion by Commissioner Ulrich, seconded by Commissioner Wolf, the following actions were approved unanimously. All resolutions are available in the office of the County Administrator and are made a part of this record by reference. A. Approve the request for a Conditional Use Permit (PL#2016096) for John Beatty, applicant and owner, to have a private dog kennel in Section 12 of New Market Township zoned RR-1, Rural Residential Reserve. B. Approve the Application and Permit for a Temporary On-Sale Liquor License for the Shakopee Lions Club for an event to be held at Jackson Town Hall Park in Jackson

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA Township on February 18, 2017. C. Approve the Renewal Application for an Intoxicating Liquor License for 2017 for Creeks Bend Golf Course Inc. The motion carried unanimously. D. Approve the Renewal Application to Sell 3.2 Malt Liquor Licenses for Terence Stade dba Scott County Ag Society, Tracy Behr dba Jordaness Lions, and Erick Lundgren dba Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne. E. Approve an Amendment to the Master Agreement with Next Chapter Technology to implement a Minnesota Eligibility Technology Systems Module F. Adopt Resolution No. 2017-013; Authorizing Final Payment on the 2016 Highway Safety Improvement Program Shoulder Paving Project to Valley Paving, Inc. in the Amount of $1,000. G. Adopt Resolution No. 2017014; Authorizing Final Payment on the 2016 County Overlay Project to Valley Paving, Inc. in the Amount of $6,000. H. Adopt Resolution No. 2017015; Authorizing Final Payment for County Project 12-03 to Northwest Asphalt, Inc. in the Amount of $1,000. I. Adopt Resolution No. 2017016; Approving a Land Exchange Agreement to Exchange Remnant Parcels for New Right-of-Way of Similar or Equal Value for a Highway Project (CP 27-19) to Construct a Roundabout at County Highways 27 and 68 Located in Credit River Township. J. Approve an early voluntary acquisition and the execution of a Purchase Agreement to purchase real property in the sum of $225,000 for a future intersection improvement project for Trunk Highway 169/ Trunk Highway 41/County Highway 78 under County Project T169-06 in Louisville Township. K. Approve a budget amendment within the Sheriff’s Office to accommodate the addition of a full-time Deputy Sheriff position. L. Separation of employment for Shawn Mahaney, FT Sheriff’s Deputy, Sheriff’s Office, effective 02/05/17. Separation of employment for William Magnuson, FT Corrections Officer, Sheriff’s Office, effective 02/01/17. Separation of employment for Macey Deslauriers, FT Child Protection Worker, Health and Human Services Division, effective 02/17/17. Separation of employment for Gina Sievert, FT Residential Appraiser, Community Services Division, effective 02/08/17. Separation of employment for Amanda Kridel, FT Corrections Officer, Sheriff’s Office, effective 02/22/17. FT Probationary employment for Nicole Koshiol, Administrative Specialist, Health and Human Services Division, effective 01/19/17. FT Probationary employment for Natania Schoenberg, Accounting Supervisor, Health and Human Services Division, effective 02/13/17. Intermittent (34% FTE) employment for Kevin Pass, Burn Tower Operator-Unclassified, Community Services Division, effective 05/31/16. Intermittent (34% FTE) employment for Jessie Morris, DT&H Sub-Unclassified, Health and Human Services Division, effective 01/19/17. Promotion for Jamie Marshall, FT Financial Assistance Specialist to FT Probationary Financial Assistance Supervisor, Health and Human Services Division, effective 01/17/17. (5) Stewardship: Ensuring the Responsible and Stable Investment of Taxpayer Dollars and Communicating its Value to the PublicCommissioner Wolf moved, seconded by Commissioner Weckman Brekke to adopt Resolution No. 2017-018; Authorizing an Agreement With CDW and SHI for Storage Area Network (SAN) Upgrade, Servers, Load Balancers, Microsoft Licensing, and Implementation Services for a Five-Year Term. A copy of the resolution is available in the office of the County Administrator and is made a part of this record by reference. The motion carried unanimously. (6) Customer Service: Creating a Customer Experience That is Respectful, Responsive and Solution-Oriented Business Information/Systems Specialist Troy Pint announced the 2016 Fourth Quarter Spirit of Scott Awards have been presented to Master Electrician Randy Lano, Case Aide Colleen Herzog, Social Work Case Manager Sharon DeZeeuw, Principal Planner Angie Stenson, Principal Planner Craig Jenson, Highway Division Program Manager Kate Miner, Zoning Administration Program Delivery Staff Lisa Schickendanz, Senior Planner Jarrett Hubbard, and Transportation Planning Director Lisa Freese for going above and beyond in the area of excellence in customer service (7) Stewardship: Ensuring the Responsible and Stable Investment of Taxpayer Dollars and Communicating its Value to the Public: A. County Administrator Gary

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2017 Street and Utility Improvements City of Belle Plaine Belle Plaine, MN RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS: Sealed proposals for the work described below will be received at the Office of the City Administrator, City of Belle Plaine, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 until 11:00am on March 28, 2017 at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the construction of approximately: Common Excavation 8,800 CY Hydrant 3 EA Aggregate Base 3,800 CY 6” Concrete Driveway 400 LF Bituminous Mixture 2,300 TON Casting Assembly 22 EA 4” Perf. Pipe Drain 4,700 LF 4” - 36” Pipe Sewer 4,000 LF Curb & Gutter 4,700 LF 8” x 4” Wye 19 EA Concrete Walk 7,900 SF Construct Drainage Structure 125 LF 8” Watermain 2,200 LF Seed, Mulch, Fertilizer 5,200 SY together with numerous related items of work, all in accordance with Plans and Specifications. PLANHOLDERS LIST, ADDENDUMS AND BID TABULATION: The planholders list, addendums and bid tabulations will be available for download on-line at www.bolton-menk.com or www.questcdn.com. Any addendums may also be distributed by mail, fax or email. TO OBTAIN BID DOCUMENTS: Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.boltonmenk.com or www.questcdn.com. You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #4768826 on the website’s Project Search page. Documents may be downloaded for $20.00. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, viewing, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of project documents is also available for a nonrefundable price of $50.00 per set, which includes applicable sales tax and shipping. Please make your check to payable to Bolton & Menk, Inc. and send it to 1960 Premier Drive, Mankato, MN 56001, (507) 625-4171, fax (507) 625-4177. BID SECURITY: A certified check or proposal bond in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the total amount bid, drawn in favor of City of Belle Plaine shall accompany each bid. OWNER'S RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract to other than the lowest bidder if, in their discretion, the interest of the Owner would be best served thereby. Dated: February 21, 2017 /s/ Mike Votca, City Administrator Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1, 8 and 15, 2017.

Shelton presented the Government Financial Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Scott County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to Principal Financial Analyst Steve Jones. B. Health and Human Services Director Pam Selvig presented the 2015 Minnesota County Human Service Cost Report which is published annually by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The report compares Scott County’s per capita total cost and county per capita costs to other counties within Minnesota. (8) Innovation: Exploring and adopting New Technologies and Processes With the Goal of Improving Service and Reducing the Long Term Cost of Service

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Delivery: Commissioner Wolf moved, seconded by Commissioner Weckman Brekke to approve a Master Service Agreement with Goosebusters Inc. for Dr. Michael R. Wilcox to serve as Scott County’s Medical Director and to provide Community Paramedics for supplemental correctional health care services. The motion carried unanimously. (9) Partnership: Aligning Existing Resources, Volunteers and Programs to Achieve Shared Goals: Commissioner Wolf moved, seconded by Commissioner Ulrich to adopt Resolution No. 2017-017; Authorizing the Designation of Floodway Storage on Official Floodplain Mapping Under Scott County Jurisdiction to Support a Request From the City of Jordan and the Minnesota Department of Natural

Resources. A copy of the resolution is available in the office of the County Administrator and is made a part of this record by reference. The motion carried unanimously. On a motion by Commissioner Wolf, seconded by Commissioner Weckman Brekke, the meeting adjourned at 10:43 a.m. Michael L. Beard, Chair Gary L. Shelton, County Administrator, Clerk of the Board Debra K. Brazil, Deputy Clerk to the Board This is a summary of the Board proceedings (M.S. 375.12). The full text is available at www.co.scott. mn.us (which can be accessed at any public library), and in the office of the County Administrator. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Cologne Mulls Carver County’s Request for Tax Hikes for Roads Like other area commuters, Cologne residents want good roads supporting a smooth flow of traffic for residential and commercial growth in the county. But they are also sensitive to increasing taxes to pay for those roads. Monday (March 6, 7 p.m.), the Cologne City Council will vote whether or not it will endorse Carver County’s proposal for a ½ percent local option sales tax, a $20 vehicle excise tax and increasing the existing wheelage tax from $10 to $20 dedicated to road projects in the county. Carver County’s plan is based on what it says is a $128 million funding shortfall in needed road projects over the next 24 years. The road projects are primarily in the eastern and southern half of Carver County and include expansion of Highway 212 from Carver to Cologne and from Cologne to Norwood Young America. The proposed tax increases, if approved, are expected to generate about $5 million annually for local use. The state highway investment plan does not include any money to expand state roads in Carver County, said County Administrator David Hemze. The Metropolitan Council, through its regional solicitation process, has chosen to distribute federal funds by focusing on transit, non-motorized vehicles, and preservation of roads and bridges, as opposed to expanding and building new roads, he said. Other high-priority unfunded projects include expansion of segments of Highway 41 in Chaska and Highway 5 from Chanhassen into Victoria. Led by Public Works Director Lyndon Robjent and Commissioner Jim Ische of Hancock Township, officials from Carver County presented their proposal for the to tax increases to the Cologne City Council Tuesday (Feb. 21). Council members said they would stay in tune with their constituents on the issue and pay some attention to

feedback via social media. The proposal adds ½ percent to the amount of any otherwise taxable purchase within Carver County. The excise tax would be applied to the purchase of new and used vehicles. Existing vehicles will be covered by the annual wheelage tax. The county is proposing increasing that tax from $10 to $20. The county expects the ½ percent sales tax increase will account for about $102 million of the $128 million revenue increase over 24 years.

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The county’s ability to approve proposed taxes is a sign the state will not be providing the funding needed to maintain or expand the state and local roads in a growing county, Hemze said. The county can use that money itself, or use it to try and leverage additional millions in state and federal funding as Scott County did at the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 41/County Road 78 in Jackson Township. County officials and commissioners are presenting the proposed tax increases to city councils. They presented the information to the Carver County Township Association during the association’s annual meeting in January. The county estimates the additional ½ percent tax will cost the average taxpayer about $2.61 per month. Mayor Matt Lein said he could support the proposal, especially if it keeps locally raised revenue in Carver County. But, the mayor said, he was uncertain if his opinion was representative of the community’s desires. The county board is planning a 9 am work session Tuesday, March 28. Depending on board direction, we may then hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 18, 4 pm., Ische said. The earliest potential adoption of the proposed taxes is Tuesday, May 2. “I am interested in listening to additional feedback on the

proposal before committing to a vote,” he said. Scott County implemented a similar local-option sales tax for roads in 2015. In other action at the Jan. 21 meeting, the Cologne City Council: • Paid bills totaling $52,099.20. • Granted a request for the Cologne Lions Club for a charitable gambling permit for May 13. • Discussed using tablet computers valued at no more than $550 apiece to replace printed agendas and meeting materials for city council members. The tablets are intended to save on printing costs as well as staff time. The council directed staff to continue researching the issue. • Agreed to a one-year renewable contract with City Administrator Jesse Dickson. The contract included the standard allocations of vacation, sick time and personal days. An atwill employee, Dickson is the last city administrator in Carver County to receive an employment contract.

County Board OKs Raises for its Staff Attorneys

Approving raises that are in line with wage hikes other unionized employee groups have received, the Scott County Board recently approved wage increases for attorneys in the county attorney’s office. The raises, approved on the consent agenda without discussion, include a 2½ percent increase in 2017, a 2 percent hike for both 2018 and ’19. The increases add $97,000 to the county’s payroll in 2017, $92,000 in 2018 and $95,000 the following year.

Belle Plaine Police Report

The week of Feb. 20-26, Belle for driving after license revocaPlaine police responded to the tion. A passenger, a 35-year-old following selected calls: Belle Plaine man, was jailed on an outstanding arrest warrant. A person on the 400 block of Monday, Feb. 20 North Cherry Street called for A person on the 100 block of South Grove Street reported medical help at 5:46 p.m. A at 1:57 a.m. someone unsuc- woman was transported to an cessfully tried to break into her area hospital. vehicle. The area was searched A person on the 400 block of North Meridian Street called for possible suspects. A person on the 900 block of for medical help at 6:47 p.m. A Ivy Hills Road reported at 6:48 man was transported to an area a.m. a construction crew started hospital. work before 7 a.m. The crew Wednesday, Feb. 22 was advised of city ordinance. A person on the 100 block of A police officer was called West Church Street reported at at 10:25 a.m. to assist with a 3:08 a.m. a man on the street student causing a fracas at the wandering around yelling inapjunior-senior high school. The propriate statements. The man officer waited with the student was inebriated and unable to until a parent came to pick up care for himself. He was transported to an area hospital. the child. A person on the 300 block of Thursday, Feb. 23 South Walnut Street reported After police were notified at at 11:25 a.m. a person who had 11:16 a.m., a boy, 17, at the jubeen issued a no-trespassing nior-senior high school was citnotice was standing just off the ed with fourth-degree damage property, staring at the person to public property for damaging in a menacing fashion. A man, a school-issued iPad mini. 30, was cited for disorderly At 3:02 p.m., a woman stopped conduct. at the police department to reTuesday, Feb. 21 port someone had used her SoA person on the 900 block of cial Security number to open Cobblestone Lane called for a store account. The woman is medical help at 7:37 a.m. A not out any money, but needed man was transported to an area to report the fraud to police. hospital. A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Main and Walnut A property-damage crash on the 800 block of East Prairie streets was reported at 7:29 Street was reported at 1:58 p.m. p.m. The crash occurred when A vehicle backed into another one of the two drivers did not vehicle and drove away. Dam- yield the right of way. age was minor. Friday, Feb. 24 A Belle Plaine woman, 23, At 11:33 a.m., police assisted was stopped at 2:56 p.m. near bringing a runaway student the intersection of Main and back to the elementary school Meridian streets because the on South Market Street. The driver was not wearing a seat- child’s parents were notified. belt. The driver was also cited An officer investigated a dis-

turbance at the junior-senior high school at 11:57 p.m. after a threat was made to a student via social media. A person on the 200 block of West State Street called for medical help at 9:34 p.m. A woman was assessed by EMTs. They determined no transport was needed. Saturday, Feb. 25 A person on the 200 block of West State Street called for medical help at 12:22 a.m. A woman was assessed by EMTs. No transport was needed. A intersection of South Meridian and East Raven streets called for medical help at 8:08 p.m. A man was found injured, possible inebriated. He was trying to get a ride to St. Peter. The man was unable to care for himself and was transported to an area hospital. Sunday, Feb. 26 Responding at 12:35 a.m. to a report of a domestic dispute on the 200 block of South Walnut Street, a Belle Plaine man, 30, was arrested for domestic assault via strangulation and possession of drug paraphernalia. A person on the 800 block of West Prairie Street called for medical help at 8:06 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital.

Fire Calls

The week of Feb. 20-26, Belle Plaine firefighters responded to the following selected calls: Saturday, Feb. 25 Firefighters responded to a report of a grass fire 19300 block of 301st Avenue in Faxon Township.


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Gavin Dauwalter of Belle Plaine was named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at University of St. Thomas. Felicity Mecredy of Belle Plaine was named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. Alexis Solheid of Belle Plaine was named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at the College of Saint Benedict. The following students from Belle Plaine were named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities: Michael Kroells, Alexis Larson, Ashley Morrison and Zachary Siegle.

Parents Welcome Everyday Wednesday, March 1 Ash Wednesday Toasted Cheese Sandwich OR Breaded Chicken Patty, Tomato Soup OR Chef Salad (Oak Crest), Broccoli, Cauliower, Lettuce Salad, Fruit Choice Thursday, March 2 Dr. Suess Birthday Soft Shell Tacos w/Lettuce, Cheese & Salsa OR Deli Sandwich OR Chef Salad, Spiced Pinto Beans, Tomatoes, Celery, Fruit Choice *Special Treat Friday, March 3 Cheese Pizza Slice OR Cowboy Burger, Kettle Chips OR Chef Salad at Oak Crest, Roasted Broccoli, Baby Carrots, Celery, Fruit Choice Monday, March 6 Crispy Chicken Nuggets OR Roast Pork in Gravy or Enree Salad, Fresh Dinner Roll, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Seasoned Corn, Baby Carrots, Celery, Fruit Choice Tuesday, March 7 Cheeseburger on Bun OR King Ranch Cheesy Chicken over Rice, Roll OR Entry Salad, Sweet Peas, Broccoli Salad, Fruit Choice Wednesday, March 8 Walking Taco, Lettuce, Tomato OR Deli Sandwich OR Chef Salad (Oak Crest), Refried Beans, Fresh Pico & Tortilla Chips, Fruit Choice

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Group Meets March 7 Beyond the Yellow Ribbon South of the River will meet on Tuesday, March 7 in the lower level of the Prior Lake VFW Club from 7-8:15 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and we welcome your participation as well as ability to volunteer. The mission of the group is to support all service members – active, inactive and retired. For more information, call 952-440-5011 or visit www. btyrsouthoftheriver.org.

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Legal Notices (continued from previoius page) 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

that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be offered to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age; in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.36 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts, and 363A.37 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will assure that appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid Certificates of Compliance. If you are not a current holder of a compliance certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and intend to bid on any job in this advertisement you must contact the Department of Human Rights immediately for assistance in obtaining a certificate. The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors: “It is hereby agreed between the parties that Minnesota Statute, section 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based on this specification or any modification of it. A copy of Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 is available upon request from the contracting agency.� “It is hereby agreed between the parties that this agency will require affirmative action requirements be met by contractors in relation to Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules 5000.3600. Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or make a good faith effort shall result in revocation of its certificate or revocation of the contract (Minnesota Statute 363A.36, Subd. 2 and 3).� A minimum goal of 12.03% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. Grading, Base, Paving, Lighting, Sewer, Watermain and Prefab Bus Shelter CP 18-07, SP 70-596-002, CR 18, located near CSAH 18 and Trunk Highway 169 in the City of Shakopee. Major quantities of work are approximately as follows: Light Poles, 32; Brick Pavers 13,680 SF; Concrete Walk 15,247 SF; Concrete Curb and Gutter 7,827 LF; Common Exc. 33,210 CY; Aggregate Base (CV) Class 6,030 CY; Sanitary Sewer 1,032 LF; Storm Sewer 1,143 LF; Concrete Paving 2,559 SY; Type MV 4 Wearing Course Mixture 870 Ton; Type MV 3 Wearing Course Mixture 2800 Ton; and MV3 Non Wearing Course Mixture 3,465 Ton. Proposals, plans and specifications may be examined at the office of the County

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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA Highway Engineer at 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, MN 55352 (TH 282 - 1/4 mile west of TH 13). Digital copies of the Bidding Documents are available at http://www.QuestCDN. com for a fee of $20.00. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the “Browse Projects� page or by entering eBidDoc#450402 on the “Search Projects� page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952-2331632 or info@questcdn.com. Paper copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from Docunet Corp., 151 Cheshire Lane #300, Plymouth, MN 55441, 763-475-9600 for a fee of $120.00. Deposits will not be refunded. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check made payable to the Scott County Treasurer, or a corporate surety bond made in favor of Scott County, for at least 5% of the amount of the bid. The right is reserved to accept any or reject any or all bids and to waive any defects. Mitchell J. Rasmussen County Highway Engineer Scott County Any questions, please contact: Greg M. Felt, Operations Engineer at 952496-8047 or gfelt@co.scott.mn.us Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 22 and 29 and December 6, 2006.

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.

Scott County Board Proceedings

1. FTPR employment of Alan Evenson, Highway Maintenance Worker, Public Works Division, effective 10/30/06. 2. FTPR employment of Michael Turek, SheriffĘźs Deputy, SheriffĘźs Office, effective 11/06/06. 3. FTPR employment of Sherri Smith, Fraud Prevention Investigator, Community Services Division, effective 11/01/06. 4. The recognition of the following individuals as volunteers will enable them to be covered for liability insurance purposes in accordance with the insurance contracts currently in force with Scott County: Additions Deletions Ethel Carlson Jacqueline Clary Jennifer Edwards Augustine David Lisa Meyers Christopher Kettler Rochelle Kovac Kevin McCann J. Resolution No. 2006-161; Approving Long Term Disability (LTD) and Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance Provider and Plans and Rescind Resolution No. 2001-105. K. Appointment of Aldeen Goehring of Commissioner District 3 to the Board of Adjustment and Planning Advisory Commission effective November 7, 2006 through December 31, 2007. (5) Create Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities: A.On behalf of the Board, Vice Chair Marschall presented an Outstanding Service Award to Connie and Terry Lonto for their dedicated service as volunteers for Scott County for 30 years working in the areas of weather spotting, sand bagging, search and rescue, traffic control, and command post activities. Commissioner Wagner left the meeting from 9:21 to 9:25 a.m. B. Community Services Director Tim Walsh updated the Commissioners on the County Board goal to implement the Community Corrections delivery system, Public Services Manager Jennifer Deschaine reviewed the goal to monitor the Community Health statistics and trends, Deputy County Administrator Gary Shelton provided information on the shared information systems, training facilities and 800 MHz strategy, County Administrator Dave Unmacht highlighted the status of County Highway projects, and Chief Information Officer Marilyn McCarter reviewed the goal to complete phase one of the CountyĘźs Business Continuity Plan. (6) County Administrator Update: Mr. Unmacht reviewed upcoming schedule items. On a motion by Commissioner Marschall, seconded by Commissioner Vogel, the meeting adjourned at 10:24 a.m. Jon Ulrich, Chair David J. Unmacht, County Administrator, Clerk of the Board Tracy A. Cervenka, Deputy Clerk to the Board Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

'SJEBZ .BSDI tQN 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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Boys’ Basketball W L Jordan 11 1 Sibley East 9 3 Mayer Lutheran 7 5 Norwood YA 6 6 Belle Plaine 5 7 Tri-City United 3 9 Le Sueur-Hend. 1 11 Results Belle Plaine 72, LS-H 56 NYA 72, Mayer Lutheran 68 Sibley East 79, TCU 67 Jordan 75, Sibley East 49 NYA 85, LS-H 79 Mayer Lutheran 69, TCU 54 Girls’ Basketball W L Norwood YA 12 0 Mayer Lutheran 9 3 Jordan 8 4 Tri-City United 7 5 Sibley East 4 8 Belle Plaine 2 10 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 12 Wrestling W L Scott West 4 0 Sibley East 3 1 Le Sueur-Hend. 2 2 Tri-City United 1 3 Norwood YA 0 4 Dance Jazz Pts. (1) Belle Plaine 21 (2) Randolph 18 (3) Tri-City United 14 (4) Mayer Lutheran/W-M 13 (5) Waterville-E-M 9 (6) Norwood YA 5 (7) Jordan 3 High Kick Pts. (1) Belle Plaine 21 (2) Randolph 18 (3) Tri-City United 15 (4) Mayer Lutheran/W-M 12 (5) Waterville-E-M 9 (6) Jordan 6 (7) Norwood YA 3

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State Class 2A Team Tournament Schedule

Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Thursday, March 2 QuarterďŹ nals (9 a.m.) #1 Kasson-M (22-0) vs. Worthington (20-4) #4 Foley (31-8) vs. #5 Perham (28-1) #3 Scott West (19-0) vs. TotinoGrace (17-3) #2 Simley (28-4) vs. Grand Rapids (28-7) SemiďŹ nals (1 p.m.) Kasson-Mantorville/Worthington winner vs. Foley/Perham winner Scott West/Totino-Grace winner vs. Simley/Grand Rapids winner Championship (7 p.m.) SemiďŹ nal winners Note: All quarterďŹ nals losers will compete in the consolation round at 11 a.m. The two winners will meet for the consolation championship at 5 p.m. The losers of the championship semiďŹ nals will meet for third place at 5 p.m.

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H.S. Wrestling

Section 2AA Individual Recap Scott West had three Section 2AA individual champions as Jackson Stauffacher (126), Tyler Shackle (132) and Tyler Buesgens (182) each won their respective weight brackets in Waseca on Saturday. Those three will be joined by Parker Huss (138) and Jack Fogarty (145), who both wrestled their way back to second place finishes in their respective weight brackets. It would be a rematch of last year’s Section 2AA 126-pound championship match in Waseca as Jackson Stauffacher went to the mat to take on Hutchinson’s Brock Luthens. Both of the wrestlers are juniors and Luthens was looking to avenge his 5-0 championship loss to Stauffacher last year. With the score tied 1-1 in the third period, Stauffacher used a head shuck to power behind Luthens for what would be the 3-2 matchwinning take down. “Luthens tried and did slow the pace of the mat action down,” states Scott West co-head coach Darren Ripley. “Jackson did a good job of keeping his composure and not getting too frustrated with this tactic, and the fact that he was also denied a couple of other really good scoring opportunities along the edge of the mat.” Scott West sophomore Tyler Shackle was denied an individual spot in the state tournament last year when he lost a 7-4 semifinal match to WatertownMayer’s Carter Entinger at 106 pounds. However, on this day in Waseca, the results would be different as Shackle won to advance to the championship round at 132, where he won a hard-fought 3-1 semifinal match over Mankato West junior Josh Block. Shackle then dominated Hutchinson’s Tate Card in the championship match as he used three take downs and a near fall for a 10-0 win. “Tyler wrestled a very solid

tournament and had a good combination of offense and defense,” suggests Ripley. “It was a tough section tournament result for him last year, so it’s really good to see him bounce back and win the championship this year.” Just as his teammate (Stauffacher) had done earlier in the night at 126 pounds, junior Tyler Buesgens defended his 182pound section title that he had won a year ago. This championship win did not come easy for the Panther standout as he was pressed in a hard six-minute match by Hutchinson’s Josh Filk. Although Buesgens had a big first period throw that sent Filk to his back, it was ruled to be off the mat by the referee and the wrestling action continued with no score and that’s the way it stood after two periods. The third period was won by Buesgens as he was the recipient of a stall call point and then iced the 4-0 win with a solid take down and ride out. “It was good for Tyler to get a good, tough match like that before the state tournament,” cites Ripley. “You have to give the Hutchinson wrestler a lot of credit for coming to the mat and wrestling six hard minutes.” Scott West senior Parker Huss had to take the hard route to qualify for the state tournament this year. After pinning his way through the Section 2AA championships to win the 120-pound title last year, Huss dropped a 4-0 semifinal match to Waconia’s Tim Stapleton. After the loss, Huss worked his way back through the consolation bracket, where he won a big 5-2 decision over Hutchinson’s Cody Anderson, and when Stapleton won a 7-1 championship bout over Tri-City United’s Justin Kopet, Huss was back in business with a true second wrestleback match against Kopet. Huss had beaten Kopet twice during the season and he made it three

in a row as he made a solid second period take down stand up for the 3-2 win and earn his individual ticket to the state tournament. “It was great to see Parker bounce back and wrestle well after a tough semifinals loss,” states Ripley. “You have to give the Waconia wrestler a lot of credit for wrestling a great tournament and giving that second opportunity, but Parker also had to make good on that second opportunity and he beat a couple of pretty good wrestlers in doing so.” It would also be Scott West junior Jack Fogarty who would make good on a second opportunity as he wrestled his way back to a true second place finish after losing a 9-1 semifinal match to eventual 145-pound champion Tyler Wagener of Waconia. Fogarty, who entered the season as a leading candidate for a Scott West most improved wrestler, put some of that improvement on display as he beat New Prague’s Trevor Skogerboe 10-0 to advance to state. After securing the opening take down, Fogarty locked Wagener up and took him to his back for a three-point nearfall cradle and a 5-0 first period lead. “Jack’s had to battle through a mid-season injury, so he has been toughing some things out,” contends Ripley. Other Panthers placing but falling short of qualifying for state Saturday were Jacob Strack (fifth at 113), Justin Stauffacher (third at 120), Jace Demmers (sixth at 152), Jon Huss (fifth at 160), Deshawn Carter (fourth at 170), Dylan Aslakson (sixth at 195), Calvin Menke (third at 220) and Ben Alexander (sixth at heavyweight). Scott West freshman Colton Bahr competed for the Panthers at 106 and did not place in the top six of his weight class.

H.S. Girls’ Basketball

Tigers Finish Regular Season Roaring by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team started the 2016-17 season with two wins in a row and ended the regular season with three wins in a row with a 70-51 triumph at Breck School in Golden Valley last Tuesday night. In between those two winning streaks the Tigers mustered just one win on their way to a 6-20 overall record, two of those victories coming against winless Le Sueur-Henderson. All that added up a No. 7 seed for Belle Plaine in the eightteam Section 2AA, North Subsection Tournament that got underway Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. The Tigers were at No. 2 seed St. Peter, which finished 20-4 in the regular season, with one of those wins accounting for No. 1 seed Norwood Young America’s only loss of the season. NYA hosted No. 8 seed LS-H in another subsection quarterfinal game Tuesday night. The Belle Plaine/St. Peter winner will play the winner between No. 3 seed GlencoeSilver Lake (13-11) and No. 6 Sibley East (10-15) 7:45 p.m. this Friday at Prior Lake High School. The NYA/LS-H winner will square off on the same floor at 6 p.m. against either No. 4 Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (18-7) or No. 5 Tri-City United (18-8). The subsection championship game is set for 7:45 p.m. next Tuesday at Minnesota

State University, Mankato. The winner of that game will play the champion of the South Subsection 8 p.m. March 10 for the right to go to the state Class 2A tournament. The top seed in the South Subsection is New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (21-5). The No. 2 seed is Blue Earth Area (13-12). Tigers 70, Breck 51 The Mustangs raced to a 9-6 lead early before the Tigers clawed back to a take a 15-9 advantage and lead the rest of the way en route to a 70-51 win last Tuesday night at Breck School. “They (Breck) had a couple of good players and once we figured them out, we defended them well,” said Tigers coach Randy Carlson. “Our pressure defense got to them and they made a lot of mistakes that we turned into points. “All in all, it was a good way to end the regular season on a positive note by winning three consecutive games,” Carlson continued. Belle Plaine’s Paige Narveson was 7 of 13 from three-point range on her way to scoring a game-high 28 points. Elizabeth Johnson contributed 16 points, while Jaylen Struck-Schmitz and Sara Lenz both had seven, followed by Lily Vinkemeier with six. Alexa Lenz, Lauren Johnson and Sidney Schafer each had two points. Johnson led the team in rebounds (7), assists (8) and steals (4).

“Elizabeth Johnson showed a lot of heart and stepped up in a leadership role early and set the tone for us,” Carlson said. “It was good to see Paige Narveson continue her improved play. We also did a good job of helping to get her open” 2016-17 BPHS Girls’ Basketball Results and Remaining Schedule Nov. 29 at WEM L 53-49 Dec. 1 at JWP W 64-52 Dec. 2 at C. Falls W 49-46 Dec. 6 vs. S.E. L 49-41 Dec. 9 vs. TCU L 61-57 Dec. 13 at Fairmont L 71-49 Dec. 15 at Jordan L 76-48 Dec. 20 at Mayer L. L 65-41 Dec. 22 vs. G-SL L 69-32 Dec. 29-30 at NYA Tourney vs. Mpls. So. L 78-34 vs. New Ulm L 86-44 Jan. 3 vs. Farib. BA L 70-60 Jan. 6 vs. NYA L 83-24 Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter L 65-44 Jan. 12 at LS-H W 66-35 Jan. 20 at S.E. L 64-52 Jan. 23 vs. W-M L 83-50 Jan. 26 at TCU L 78-64 Jan. 31 vs. Jordan L 66-54 Feb. 3 vs. Mayer L. L 74-40 Feb. 6 at Mound W. L 73-44 Feb. 9 at NYA L 82-46 Feb. 10 at GFW L 82-48 Feb. 13 vs. LCWM W 75-48 Feb. 14 vs. LS-H W 74-44 Feb. 21 at Breck W 70-51 Subsection Tournament Feb. 28 at St. Peter Mar. 3 TBA Mar. 7 TBA Mar. 10 Section Final

Belle Plaine’s Andrew Hunsader (shooting) scored 24 points against LS-H last Tuesday night.

H.S. Boys’ Basketball

Tigers Swat Giants, Get No. 5 Seed Dec. 13 vs. S.E. W 82-69 Mar. 6 at Norwood YA by Dan Ruud W 69-66 Mar. 9 TBA The Belle Plaine High School Dec. 20 at BEA Mar. 13 TBA L 83-58 boys’ basketball team defeated Dec. 22 at Jordan Mar. 17 Section Final Le Sueur-Henderson 72-56 in Dec. 28 -29 at Glencoe Invite last Tuesday night’s Minnesota vs. Holy Family L 82-69 River Conference finale in Belle vs. St. Croix P. L 68-59 Plaine, but it wasn’t enough to Jan. 3 at LCWM W 80-72 River Valley Deer land the Tigers a home game in Jan. 5 vs. G-SL L 52-44 Hunter’s Banquet next Monday night’s Section Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter W 55-53 March 18 2AA, North Subsection quar- Jan. 13 vs. NYA L 55-44 terfinal round at the homes of Jan. 17 vs. TCU L 57-53 The Minnesota River Valthe higher seeds. Jan. 19 at LS-H W 62-59 ley Chapter of the MDHA will Due to weather, Belle Plaine’s Jan. 26 vs. GFW W 66-33 final regular season game of the Jan. 27 at Sibley East L 74-72 hold its 34th annual banquet on season scheduled for Friday Jan. 30 at Mayer L. L 81-73 Saturday, March 18 at Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in night at Janesville-WaldorfJordan. Jan. 31 at WEM L 72-42 Pemberton was postponed to W 67-66 Everyone is welcome to atTuesday night, results from Feb. 2 at TCU which were not available prior Feb. 6 at New Ulm W 51-50 tend. Social hour starts at 5 Feb. 7 vs. Jordan L 66-59 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and to Tuesday’s press time. Feb. 10 vs. Mayer L. W 77-66 the program at 7:30 p.m. Regardless of the outcome, Feb. 16 at NYA L 67-61 The cost for the banquet is $25 Belle Plaine (13-12), the No. 5 W 72-56 for adults and $15 for youth. seed, will be at No. 4 seed Nor- Feb. 21 vs. LS-H For tickets or more details, wood Young America (16-9) Feb. 28 at JWP Subsection Tournament contact Dale Tribby at 952for a 7 p.m. start next Monday 737-9029. night. The Raiders swept the Tigers in MRC play this season by scores of 55-44 and 67-61. The Belle Plaine/NYA winner will advance to the subsection semifinals, likely against No. 1 seed Jordan (22-3) 6 p.m. March 9 at New Prague High School. The Hubmen will play the winner of a play-in game between No. 8 seed Le SueurHenderson and No. 9 GibbonFairfax-Winthrop. In the lower bracket of the North Subsection next Monday night, it will be No. 2 seed Sibley East (18-5) hosting No. 7 Tri-City United (8-15) and No. 3 Glencoe-Silver Lake (14-11) at home against No. 6 St. Peter (10-12). The top seed in the South Subsection is Waterville-ElysianMorristown (21-3). The Buccaneers will host No. 8 Medford (0-23) in the first round, while No. 4 Fairmont (15-8) takes on No. 5 St. James (15-10). The lower bracket of the South Subsection has No. 2 seed New Richland-Hartland-EllendaleGeneva (24-2) at home against The Tigers’ Noah Hastings (with ball) had nine points, four No. 7 Blue Earth Area (5-18) assists and four steals against LS-H last Tuesday night. and No. 3 Maple River (17-7) hosting No. 6 Lake Crystal, RAN Wellcome Memorial (9-16). E H T E Tigers 72, LS-H 56 N LUOLOGN O I Z C Andrew Hunsader and Brody Curtiss had 24 and 23 points, 7 respectively, to help catapult 201 , 5 the Tigers over the Giants by 16 CH OON R points last Tuesday night at the A N M BPHS gym. Hunsader also had AY, 9 AM D N four rebounds and two assists, G SU ERVIN while Curtiss had six rebounds, S . M. three assists and two steals. N MR W O UR Noah Hastings chipped in nine es ING O cak R U T points, three rebounds, four Pan ges FEA a assists and four steals. Matt Saus Sauce Nelson added six points, 10 re- Apple bounds and three assists. Also Juice scoring for Belle Plaine were Milk Jack Otto (4), Nathan Herman fee E Cof FRE (3), Tommy Dikmen (2) and E R A Kellen Bergs (1). DER N U & 2016-17 BPHS Boys’ S5 Basketball Results and AGE Remaining Schedule 14735 COUNTY ROAD 153 Dec. 3 at Fairmont W 69-57 COLOGNE, MN 55322 Dec. 8 vs. Farib. BA W 79-68 952-466-3379 Dec. 9-10 at Maple River Inv. WWW.ZION-COLOGNE.ORG vs. M. River W 72-60 FUNDS SUPPLEMENTED BY THRIVENT vs. St. Cloud C. L 93-68

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Members and coaches of the Scott West wrestling team include back row, from left, Ben Alexander, Calvin Menke, John Hilgers, Dylan Aslakson, Tyler Buesgens, Jon Huss, Deshawn Carter, Tariq Smith, Jeffery Kasper, Jace Demmers, coach Al Flynn, Jack Fogarty, coach Michael Hanson and coach Jacob Backlund. In the front row are coach Darren Ripley, coach Dominic Dvorak, coach Matt Hennen, Jacob Hill, Colton Bahr, Jacob Strack, Justin Stauffacher, Luke Fogarty, Jackson Stauffacher, Tyler Shackle, Parker Huss and coach Jerold Stauffacher.

2016-17 Scott West Dual Results and Remaining Schedule Dec. 1 vs. N Prague W 47-19 Dec. 8 at MKato East Quad vs. Hutch. W 30-28 vs. Austin W 66-7 vs. MKato E. W 61-14 Dec. 9 at Eden Prairie Tri. vs. E. Prairie W 66-7 vs. Eastview W 41-19

Dec. 22 at NYA W 72-5 Jan. 6 vs. W-M W 45-19 Jan. 12 at TCU W 50-16 Jan. 13 at Waconia W 26-25 Jan. 19 at LS-H W 50-18 Jan. 26 vs. G-SL W 76-3 Jan. 27 vs. S.E. W 51-9 Feb. 2 vs. Waverly W 43-22

Feb. 3 vs. Prior Lake W 28-25 Feb. 9 at B Kennedy W 38-22 Section Tourney Feb. 16 vs. TCU W 57-9 Feb. 18 vs. N Prague W 39-17 Feb. 18 vs. Hutch. W 32-28 Mar. 2 State Tournament at Xcel Energy

Section 2AA Champions! FIRST MATCH Xcel Energy Center St. Paul 9 a.m. Thursday vs. Totino-Grace This page honoring the Scott West Wrestling team has been published through the courtesy of the following businesses: Ag Power Enterprises Behnke Auto Center, Inc. Belle Plaine Chiropractic Belle Plaine Family Dentistry Belle Plaine Herald Berger Interiors Beth Flaherty Payroll Service The Canopy Group Chard Tiling Corner Stone Advisors, LLC CornerStone State Bank Crosby Construction

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