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ESTATE OF JOHN C. CARRUTH

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 76-PR-21-7

Wed
13
Jan
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LEGAL NOTICE

Notice to qualified voters of Torning Township, Swift County, Minnesota that filing for town office will be held for a two week period beginning January 14, 2021 through Thursday, January 28, 2021. Affidavits of candidacy shall be filed with the town clerk at his home from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please call in advance, 612-300-1122. 1 supervisor position-3 year term; 1 treasurer position-2 year term. Filing fee is $2.00.
Roman Kalthoff
Torning Township Clerk

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13
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MINUTES OF THE WORK SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota Monday, December 7, 2020 – 5:30 p.m. Northside Elementary School Cafeteria

The work session meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chair Brian Samuelson.  Members present:  Paul Carruth, Mary KW Langan, Eric Peterson, Brian Samuelson, Gary Williams, James Berens.
Members absent:  Bill McGeary.  Also present: Dennis Laumeyer, Mike Knutson, Katie Foley.
Agenda approved.
Teacher Serverance:  The board held the first reading of the Teacher Severance Offering.
Truth in Taxation Hearing: The Truth in Taxation Hearing was opened at 6:00 p.m.  The Levy Adoption is set for Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.  The Truth in Taxation Hearing was closed at 6:42 p.m.
e-Learning Plan:  The board held the first reading of the district e-Learning plan.
Future Meetings:
Regular School Board Meeting - Monday, December 14, 2020, 5:30 p.m., Northside Elementary School Cafeteria
Levy Certification - Monday, December 14, 2020 6:00 p.m., Northside Elementary School Cafeteria

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13
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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota Monday, November 30, 2020 – 5:30 p.m. Northside Elementary School Cafeteria

The meeting was called to order at 5:33 p.m. by Chair Brian Samuelson.  Members present:  Mary KW Langan, Bill McGeary, Eric Peterson, Gary Williams, Jim Berens, Brian Samuelson and Paul Carruth joined the meeting via Zoom. Members absent:  None.  Also present: Dennis Laumeyer, Katie Foley, Garrett Schmidt, Brock Duncan, Reed Anfinson, Kari Thompson, Kim Ulland, Jen DeBaere, and others via Zoom.
MSHSL Foundation:  The board approved the Resolution of School Board Supporting Form A Application to Minnesota State High School League Foundation.
B-KMS Cooperative Activities:  The board accepted the $25,000 annual participation fee from KMS and to alternate B-KMS cross country practices between Benson and KMS.  In addition, KMS must sign the cooperative agreements with these terms added and return to Benson no later than Friday, December 4, 2020.

Wed
06
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LEGAL NOTICE

Filing notice for West Bank Township. Affidavits of candidacy for the office of supervisor for a three year term and treasurer for a two year term may be filed with the clerk until Tuesday, January 12, 2021, until 5:00 p.m. Filing fee is $2.00.

Linda Styrbicky Clerk

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30
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PUBLIC NOTICE

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) is considering a request for Federal assistance from the City of Benson, MN to construct an Wastewater Treatment Facility Flood Protection Berm, and Wastewater Mainline Sewer Improvement Project in the City of Benson, Swift County, Minnesota for the purpose of protecting the facility that sits directly adjacent to the Chippewa River from flooding, as well as replacing a mainline  sanitary sewer to serve the Benson Industrial Park with a new 8” sanitary force main.  Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, EDA is conducting an environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed project.

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30
Dec
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LEGAL NOTICE

 Notice to qualified voters of Tara Township, Swift County, Minnesota that filing for town office will be held for a two week period beginning Dec. 29, 2020 through Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Affidavits of Candidacy shall be filed with the town clerk at her home from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please call in advance 320-444-0283. 1 supervisor position - 3 year term; 1 treasurer position - 2 year term. Filing fee is $2.00.

Patti Buyck
Tara Township Clerk

Wed
23
Dec
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota Monday, November 09, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. Northside Elementary School Cafeteria

The meeting was called to order at 5:34 p.m. by Chair Brian Samuelson.  Members present:  Paul Carruth, Mary KW Langan, Eric Peterson, Brian Samuelson, Gary Williams. James Berens and Bill McGeary joined the meeting via zoom.  Members absent:  None.  Also present: Dennis Laumeyer, Mike Knutson, Garrett Schmidt, Katie Foley, Lori Eix, Ryan Breitbach, Brian Koehn, Reed Anfinson, Brennan Kent, Maggie Grothe, Melanie Wirth, Lexi Thompson, Gabby Miller, Amber Rosemeier, Maranda Wieber and others.
No Additions to the agenda.
Agenda approved.
No Citizens Comments.
Consent Agenda approved with a change to the October 12, 2020 Regular Meeting under Annual Approval of Coaches/Advisors Procedure:  The board directed the Activities Committee to meet with Activities Director Garrett Schmidt to bring a recommendation for timeline to bring coach and advisor hires to the board for approval. Motion carried (5-1).
FY20 Audit approved.

Wed
23
Dec
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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota Friday, November 13, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. Benson High School Conference Room

The meeting was called to order at 12:04 p.m. by Vice Chair Gary Williams.  Members present:  Mary KW Langan, Bill McGeary, Eric Peterson, Gary Williams.  Members absent:  Paul Carruth, Brian Samuelson, Jim Berens.  Also present: Dennis Laumeyer, Lori Eix.
Canvass Election Results:  Adopted the Resolution Canvassing Returns of Votes of School District #777 General Election on November 3, 2020.
Future Meetings:
Special School Board Meeting – Monday, November 30, 2020, 5:30 p.m., Northside Elementary Cafeteria.
School Board Work Session - Monday, December 7, 2020, 5:30 p.m., Northside Elementary Cafeteria
Truth in Taxation Hearing - Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:00 p.m., Northside Elementary Cafeteria
Regular School Board Meeting - Monday, December 14, 2020, 5:30 p.m., Northside Elementary Cafeteria
Levy Certification - Monday, December 14, 2020 6:00 p.m., Northside Elementary Cafeteria
Meeting adjourned at 12:09 p.m.

Wed
23
Dec
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REQUEST FOR BIDS AGRICULTURAL LEASE AGREEMENT - CASH RENT

Issue Date: 12/16/2020
Closing Date: January 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Summary

Swift County is accepting bids for a three-year lease on 78.6 acres of county owned agricultural land starting in the Spring of 2021 and terminating in early 2024 prior to the 2024 growing season. The property is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of State Highway 9 and County Road 29, and is legally described as the:

East Half of the Southeast Quarter (E1/2 - SE1/4) of Section Thirty-six (36), Township One Hundred Twenty-Two (122), Range Thirty-nine (39).

The property consists of 78.6 acres with approximately 56 acres of tillable land.

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