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By Staff | Dec 27, 2020

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage:

DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 6, 2005

MORTGAGOR: Bruce Robert Stensland, a single person.

MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Decision One Mortgage Company, LLC its successors and assigns.

DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded April 13, 2005 Faribault County Recorder, Document No. 331525 and corrected by Document Recorded November 8, 2007 as Document No. 342167.

ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Home Equity Asset Trust 2006-5 Home Equity Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-5. Dated February 12, 2008 Recorded July 1, 2008, as Document No. 344672.

TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100077910003733686

LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Decision One Mortgage Company, LLC

RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc.

MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 36178 90th Street, Blue Earth, MN 56013

TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 10.025.0201

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:

SCHEDULE A

A tract of land in the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 102 North, Range 28 West, Faribault County, Minnesota, described as follows:

Commencing at the northwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 102 North, Range 28 West in Faribault County, Minnesota; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East (assumed bearing) along the north line of the Northwest Quarter a distance of 634.24 feet to the point of beginning; thence continuing North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East along the north line of the Northwest Quarter a distance of 420.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 468.00 feet; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 420.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 468.00 to the point of beginning. Subject to an easement for public roadway right-of-way along the north line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 25.

COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Faribault

ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $135,000.00

AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $149,722.59

That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/ Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof;

PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows:

DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM

PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff’s Office, Faribault County Jail, 320 Dr. H. Russ Street, Blue Earth, MN

to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07.

TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on July 26, 2021, 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 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: November 20, 2020

U.S. Bank National

Association, as Trustee

Mortgagee/Assignee of

Mortgagee

USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P.

Attorneys for Mortgagee/

Assignee of Mortgagee

4500 Park Glen Road #300

Minneapolis, MN 55416

(952) 925-6888

38 – 20-005818 FC

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.

Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020, Jan. 4, 2021

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ORDINANCE NO. 21-01

CITY OF BLUE EARTH

AN ORDINANCE FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF BLUE EARTH

The City Council of the City of Blue Earth do ordain as follows:

SECTION I

That the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Blue Earth owns certain real property located in the City of Blue Earth, County of Faribault and legally described as follows:

Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3) and Four (4) in Block Four (4) in Sunnyside Addition to the City of Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minnesota.

SECTION II

That APX Construction Group, LLC is desirous of purchasing property in Section I above and the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Blue Earth is desirous of selling such property for a sale price of $4.00 and other good and valuable consideration including but not limited to a reversionary interest in favor of the City until July 31, 2022 if certain conditions of a Development Agreement are not fulfilled by said date.

SECTION III

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 12, Section 12.02 of the City Charter of the City of Blue Earth, the City of Blue Earth is hereby authorized to sell and the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Blue Earth is hereby authorized to sell the property described in Section I of this ordinance and the Mayor and City Administrator and the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority are hereby authorized to convey said real property to the purchaser upon payment of the purchase price.

SECTION IV

This Ordinance shall not be effective until thirty (30) days after its passage and publication.

PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLUE EARTH ON THIS 4TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2021.

BY: Richard Scholtes, Mayor

ATTEST: Mary Kennedy,

City Administrator

Seal

Dec. 28, 2020

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ORDINANCE NO. 21-02

CITY OF BLUE EARTH

AN ORDINANCE TO CONVEY A TRACT OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF BLUE EARTH FROM THE

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO APX CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC.

The City Council of the City of Blue Earth do ordain as follows:

SECTION I

The City of Blue Earth and the Economic Development Authority of the City of Blue Earth own certain property located in the City of Blue Earth legally described as follows:

Lot 3, Block 2 of Prairie View Addition in the City of Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minnesota according to the recorded Plat thereof in said County.

And

Lot 4, Block 2 of Prairie View Addition in the City of Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minnesota according to the recorded Plat thereof in said County.

SECTION II

APX Construction Group, LLC is desirous of purchasing the real property described in Section I above and the City of Blue Earth and the Economic Development Authority of the City of Blue Earth are desirous of selling said real property for a sale price of $36,500.00.

SECTION III

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 12, Section 12.02 of the City Charter of the City of Blue Earth, the City of Blue Earth is hereby authorized to sell and the Economic Development Authority of the City of Blue Earth is authorized to sell the real property described in Section I above and the Mayor and City Administrator and the President and Vice President of the Economic Development Authority are authorized to convey said real property to the purchaser upon payment of the purchase price.

SECTION IV

This Ordinance shall not be effective until thirty (30) days after its passage and publication.

PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BLUE EARTH ON THIS 4TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2021.

BY: Richard Scholtes, Mayor

ATTEST: Mary Kennedy,

City Administrator

Seal

Dec. 28, 2020

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BLUE EARTH AREA

SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

NOVEMBER 9, 2020

A Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Education of Blue Earth Area, I.S.D. #2860 was held on Monday November 9th, 2020, 6:00 pm. Conducted in person by telephone OR other Electronic means PURSUANT TO MINN. STAT. $ 13D.021 As a result of the peacetime emergency declared by the Governor of the State of Minnesota in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Superintendent of the School District has determined that it is feasible to hold in person meetings with proper social distancing, or meetings could be conducted by alternative means (teleconference or video-teleconference) from remote locations. Members of the public interested in monitoring the work session from a remote location made use of the following link: https://www.facebook.com?ISD2860.

Board Members were all present in person with Superintendent M.Fletcher for the regular board meeting at the meeting location: Blue Earth Area High School, Media Center 1125 N Grove St., Blue Earth, MN 56013.

Members present: S. Hauskins, S. Beyer, K. Zierke, J. Eckles, S. Rosenau, S. Benz, F. Bly.

Call to Order: Chairperson Benz called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

Approve Agenda: On Beyer/Bly Motion. Approved 7-0 Vote.

Public Input: None

Approved Minutes: On Rosenau/Beyer Motion. Approved 7-0 Vote.

Approved Payment of Bills and Wire Transfers: On Hauskins/Beyer Motion. Approved 7-0 Vote.

District Reports: Q-Comp Peer Coaching Report – S. Albright and L. Beyer. Communications Report – Jenn Berkner.

Chairperson’s Report: Thanked Community for hardwork and dedication to help pass the Levy. Congratulations to three new board members.

Superintendent’s Report: A. American Education Week November 16-20.

B. November 3rd Election – Congratulations to new school board members. Thank you to all voters, 90% voter turnout, levy passed.

C. Special Meeting scheduled for November 13th, 2020 at 7:15 am to Canvas Votes.

D. COVID-19 discussions with State, report BEA data and COVID-19 Cases within our district and County.

United Hospital District donation for part of cost Vape Sensors for High School bathrooms.

Committee Reports: DLT – Report. Community Education Advisory.

Principal Reports: Updates on staffing, Covid-19 related guidelines, new schedule to accommodate Executive Order 20-94.

Action Items:

Approve Delayed Fall Coaching List: On a Bly Motion, Seconded by Eckles. Board approved on 7-0 Vote.

Approve Resolution of School Board supporting Form A Application to MSHSL Foundation: On a Beyer Motion, Seconded by Eckles. Board Roll Call Vote: Kyle Zierke – yes, Susan Benz – yes, Susan Rosenau – yes, Sara Hauskins – yes, Stacey Beyer – yes, Frankie Bly – yes, Jeff Eckles – yes. Resolution approved – 7-0 Roll call vote.

Approve David Dressler to be the Designated LEA Representative for BEA School (Title I): On a Hauskins Motion, Seconded by Zierke. Board approved on 7- 0 Vote.

Approve Agreement for Leave without pay and Resignation from Chelsea Volz, ECFE/Discovery Place Preschool Teacher: On a Beyer Motion, Seconded by Bly. Board approved Resignation on 7-0 Vote.

Personnel: Approve Contract – Dave Kittleson – Gifted and Talented Coordinator. On a Beyer Motion, Seconded by Bly. Board approved Hire on 7-0 Vote.

Adjourn Meeting at 7:19pm, On a Hauskins Motion, Seconded by Rosenau. Board approved on 7-0 vote.

Dec. 28, 2020

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BLUE EARTH AREA

SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

NOVEMBER 13, 2020

A Special Meeting of the Board of Education of Blue Earth Area, I.S.D. #2860 was held on Friday November 13th2020. Conducted in person by telephone OR other Electronic means PURSUANT TO MINN. STAT. $ 13D.021.

As a result of the peacetime emergency declared by the Governor of the State of Minnesota in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Superintendent of the School District has determined that it is feasible to hold in person meetings with proper social distancing, or meetings could be conducted by alternative means (teleconference or video-teleconference) from remote locations. Members of the public interested in monitoring the work session from a remote location made use of the following link:   https://www.facebook.com/ISD2860.

Board Members Susan Benz, Frankie Bly, Jeff Eckles, Stacey Beyer, Susan Rosenau were present with Superintendent M.Fletcher for the Special Meeting at the meeting location: Blue Earth Area High School, Media Center 1125 N Grove St., Blue Earth, MN 56013. 

Members present by electronic means: Sara Hauskins, Kyle Zierke.

Special Meeting was called to order at 7:17 am by Chairperson Benz.

Agenda on a Bly/Beyer Motion, approved with roll call vote F. Bly – yes, J. Eckles – yes, S. Beyer – yes, S. Rosenau -yes, S. Hauskins – yes, K. Zierke – yes, S. Benz – yes. Voting Against – None.

Action Items:

On a Beyer/Eckles Motion, A Resolution Canvassing Returns of Votes of School District General and Special Election, was approved with Roll Call Vote: Jeff Eckles -Yes, Sara Hauskins – Yes, Susan Rosenau-Yes, Kyle Zierke-Yes, Frankie Bly-Yes, Stacey Beyer-Yes, Susan Benz-Yes. Voting Against – None.

On a Beyer/Rosenau Motion, A Resolution Authoring Issuance of Certificates of Election and Directing the School District Clerk to Perform Other Election Related Duties, was approved with Roll Call Vote: Jeff Eckles -Yes, Sara Hauskins – Yes, Susan Rosenau-Yes, Kyle Zierke-Yes, Frankie Bly-Yes, Stacey Beyer-Yes, Susan Benz-Yes. Voting Against – None.

Adjourned meeting at 7:20 am, on Bly/Beyer Motion, was approved with Roll Call Vote: Jeff Eckles -Yes, Sara Hauskins – Yes, Susan Rosenau-Yes, Kyle Zierke-Yes, Frankie Bly-Yes, Stacey Beyer-Yes, Susan Benz-Yes. Voting Against – None.

Dec. 28, 2020

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FARIBAULT COUNTY

BOARD OF

COMMISSIONERS

SYNOPSIS

NOVEMBER 17, 2020

1. All members were present.

2. Approved synopsis and official proceedings of the November 3, 2020 regular meeting.

3. Approved agenda of November 17, 2020.

4. Approved changing Section 6.3 Voluntary Employee Benefits of the Personnel Policy effective January 1, 2021 to read as follows: The County offers employee paid options of the following insurance coverage plans: dental, vision, accident, critical illness, and hospital insurance. Short Term Disability coverage is available for employees for 30 or more hours per week. Benefits begin on the 1st day of an accident on the 8th day of an illness and can be payable up to 26 weeks. Employee may elect coverage, in increments $50, up to 60% of employee monthly income. Coverage is subject to health review.

5. Approved change in carrier of voluntary benefits available to employees from AFLAC to Cigna.

6. Approved transition of Shop Foreman to Shop Lead under the following conditions: 1) The IUOE union agrees and approves of the transition, 2) the job description is reviewed, finalized, and approved by the IUOE Union, 3) the position is appropriately classified, 4) the current Shop Foreman will fulfil the remainder of his employment as Shop Foreman.

7. Allow the planning and zoning to continue working on a nuisance ordinance. Commission-

ers Groskreutz, Roper, and Young voted yes. Commissioners Loveall and Warmka voted no.

8. Approved Resolution 20-RB10-77 for the 5-year bridge replacement plan as funds are available.

9. Set December 1, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. at the Courthouse for a combination 2021 budget and capital improvement bonding work session.

10. Declined participation in a property tax abatement for the City of Winnebago Everidge building.

11. Approved applying for an extension of the fiscal year 2019 low income septic system grant funds.

12. Approved Resolution 20-CB-78 allocating unspent CARES Act funds totaling $199,271.92.

13. Approved payment of the following bills: Auditor warrants totaling $2,349,678.09; ACH-EFT payments totaling $1,884,344.84; and audit/auxiliary totaling $885,696.91.

Discussion was held concerning the following:

1. L. Scholten met regarding central services business.

2. L. Rebuffoni met regarding planning and zoning business.

3. M. Daly met regarding public works business.

Complete minutes are on file in the Central Services Office.

The meeting was adjourned for November 2020.

Tom Warmka, Chair Clara Vereide,

Acting Clerk to the Board

Dec. 28, 2020

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FARIBAULT COUNTY

BOARD OF

COMMISSIONERS

SYNOPSIS

DECEMBER 1, 2020

1. All members present via teleconference. The pledge of allegiance was recited.

2. Approved synopsis and official proceedings of the November 17, 2020 regular and drainage authority meetings and November 3, 2020 drainage meeting.

3. Approved agenda of December 1, 2020.

4. Commissioner Young excused himself from meeting.

5. Approved Resolution 20-CB-79 for a 2-year aquatic invasive species grant. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, and Warmka voted yes.

6. Approved Resolution 20-CB-80 accepting the Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance (GBERBA) updated joint powers agreement. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, and Warmka voted yes.

7. Approved Resolution 20-CB-81 classifying and setting basic sales price of tax forfeited land on List 2020-B. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper, and Warmka voted yes.

8. Approved request from T. Beckman to attend a 2-day online PLT electrical license class.

9. Approved Resolution 20-RB11-82 to finalize SAP 022-623-003, CSAH 23 Pavement Rehabilitation Project. Commissioners Groskreutz, Loveall, Roper and Warmka voted yes.

10. Accepted resignation of Susan Dundas from the Library Board.

11. Commissioner Young returned to the meeting.

12. Truth in Taxation hearing was held at 6:00 p.m.

13. Approved payment of bills totaling $442,915.33.

Discussion was held concerning the following:

1. M. Gormley met regarding sheriff business.

2. M. Daly met regarding public works business.

Complete minutes are on file in the Central Services Office.

The meeting was recessed to December 15, 2020.

Tom Warmka, Chair Clara Vereide,

Acting Clerk to the Board

Dec. 28, 2020

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