Legal Notices

BLACK
HAMMER
TOWNSHIP
MEETING
NOTICE

The Black Hammer Town Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the Black Hammer Town Hall.

Elizabeth Wiste, clerk

 
 
 
 

SPRING
GROVE
TOWNSHIP
REGULAR
MEETING
NOTICE

The Spring Grove Town Board will meet at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at Mike Wiste’s Shop, 21333 Sugar Valley Road, Spring Grove, for its regular monthly meeting.

Michael Wiste, Clerk-Treasurer

 
 
 
 
 

ATTENTION

HOUSTON
COUNTY
RESIDENTS

Houston County is in the process of updating the County Comprehensive Plan, and is seeking input from residents on a wide range of issues. Please consider sharing your opinions by taking a short survey. The survey can be accessed online at: www.co.houston.mn.us, under “Announcements”. Alternatively, hard copies are available at the Environmental Services Office, as well as public libraries throughout the County.

 
 
 
 
 
 

22
RURAL
ACRES
FOR
SALE
BY
SEALED
BID
AUCTION

Approximately 22 acres m/l of agricultural real estate located along State Highway 76 within Caledonia City limits in Houston County, Minnesota, will be sold on bids. The property is PID #211152002 with the following legal description: A parcel of land located in the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 13, T102N, R6W, Houston County, Minnesota, more particularly described as follows:

  Commencing at the northwest corner of said section 13 also being in the centerline of state highway #76; thence long the north line of said section 13 and State Highway #76 on a bearing based on the Houston County Coordinate System of NAD 83 (1996 ADJ,), of N 89°01’49” E and measures 248.79 feet to the point of beginning; thence continuing along said north line N 89°01’49” E and measures 1043.63 feet; thence along a line parallel to the east line of the aforementioned NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, S 0°03’12”W and measures 926.37 feet to the north line of the south 395.30 feet of the said NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4; thence along said north line S 89°09’47” W and measures 1043.72 feet; thence along a line parallel to the west line of said NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 N 0°03’41” E and measures 923.95 feet to the point of beginning.  Said parcel contains 22.163 acres including State Highway #76 right of way and may be subject to easements of record or implied.

  Houston County retains all mineral rights to said property; and retains an easement for public transportation, 50 feet South of the Section Line (close to TH 76 centerline), including and in addition to existing TH 76 right of way.  The easement is further described as: Commencing at the Northwest Corner of said Section 13, Thence North 89⁰ 01’ 49” East 248.79 feet along the north line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section to the Point of Beginning; Thence continuing North 89⁰ 01’ 49” East 1043.63 feet along said north line to the west line of the East 30 feet of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section; Thence South 0⁰ 03’ 12” West 50.01 feet to a line parallel with and 50.00 feet southerly distant of the north line of said Quarter-Quarter Section; Thence South 89⁰ 01’ 49” West 1043.64 feet along said line to a line parallel with the west line of said Quarter-Quarter Section; Thence North 0⁰ 03’ 41” East 50.01 feet along said line to the Point of Beginning. Containing 1.198 acres, subject to any other easements.

Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Auditor/Treasurer at the Houston County Historic Courthouse Building, 304 S. Marshall St, Caledonia, MN 55921 until November 25, 2019 at 9:00 am.  Bids shall be made in writing, enclosed in a sealed envelope and plainly marked “Houston County Property Sale” on the exterior.  The bid shall contain the name, address, phone number, email address, parcel number and bid amount.  Each original bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check payable to Houston County Treasurer for 5% of the bid as earnest money deposit. Properly received bids will be publicly opened and read at said time and place by representatives of Houston County and presented to the Board at the Regular Board Meeting scheduled for 9:30 am on November 26, 2019.  The Houston County Board of Commissioners reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to negotiate with bidders, and further reserves the right to conduct a bid-off between the top four (4) bidders. If the Board of Commissioners exercises their right to conduct a bid-off between the top four bidders, the bid-off shall occur on December 2, 2019 at 10:00 at the Commissioner’s Room in the Historic Courthouse. The Board of Commissioners reserve the right to conduct the bid-off according to the Board’s discretion, including the right to conduct a confidential bid-off in person or by phone.

The successful bidder will be required to enter into a standard Minnesota Purchase Agreement, with closing to occur no later than February 1, 2020. Possession will be delivered upon the current leaser’s removal of the crop, but in any event no later than April 1, 2020.  The Purchaser will pay the real estate taxes due and payable in 2020, prorated to the date of closing.  The premises are being sold “AS IS”.  If you have any questions regarding the property or bidding procedure, please contact County Administrator Jeff Babinski at 507-725-5827.   

 
 
 
 
 
 

NOTICE
OF
PUBLIC
HEARING

PLEASE
TAKE
NOTICE:

That a hearing has been scheduled to consider the following matter:

Kruckow Companies, LLC for a Zoning Appeal of an Administrative Decision as per Houston County Development Code (12.4 POWERS AND APPEALS – Subd. 2 Appeals: The Board of Adjustment shall act upon all questions as they may arise in the administration of any ordinance of official control, and it shall hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with enforcing any ordinance adopted pursuant to the provisions of Section 394.27 Subdivision 6).

This Zoning Appeal is regarding a zoning decision affecting land that is owned by Gary Meiners, 15497 Meiners Road, Caledonia, MN 55921 and operated by Bonanza Grain, Inc. /Kruckow Rock Products, 506 South Highway 44, Caledonia, MN 55921.

The legal description of the property is:

The NW¼ of the SW¼ lying East of the public highway in Section 5, Township 101 North of Range 5 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, excepting Highway Right of Way, Winnebago Township, Houston County, MN (Parcel #16.0051.000)

A hearing on this matter will be held at the Houston County Commissioner’s Room, City of Caledonia, Minnesota 55921 at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019.  If the hearing needs to be continued, that will occur on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location.  Parties wishing to submit written information regarding this hearing must do so by Thursday, November 14, 2019.

HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

By Aaron Lacher

Zoning Administration

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spring Grove Police
 Department Blotter

Oct. 16 to Oct. 23, 2019

 

Oct. 16, 2019

1621 hours- Officers issued a citation for driving while license is suspended, Main St.

1740 hours- Officers assisted probation with a violation and transported person to Houston County Jail, 1st Ave. 

2358 hours- Officers issued a citation for a vehicle parked the wrong way, 6th St.

Oct. 17, 2019

1637 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for using a cellular device while driving, 1st Ave.

1818 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for using a cellular device while driving, Main St.

2308 hours- Officers received a report of a domestic situation, 4th Ave. 

Oct. 18, 2019

1917 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Division Ave. 

Oct. 22, 2019

1312 hours- Officers received a report of a gas drive off, Main St. 

Oct. 23, 2019

0057 hours- Officers issued a warning citation for speeding, Main St. 

1306 hours- Officers received a report of civil issue, 1st St. 

1315 hours- Officers received a report of a civil dispute over property, 1st Ave. 

1321 hours- Officers received a report of fraud, Maple Dr. 

 

 

 

 

The following non-confidential traffic and criminal cases from 10/17/19 to 10/24/19 were compiled from reports released from the Houston County Court Administrator’s office.

 

Caledonia
Police
Dept.

Rick David Jennings, 48, Caledonia; 10/3/19 Duty to drive with due care; Fees $115

Jacob Randall Swindell, 24, Caledonia; 8/9/19 Violate limited drivers license; Fees $175

Jose De Jesus Torres Gonzalez, 23, New Albin, Iowa; 7/5/19 Driving without a valid license; Fees $175

Jose De Jesus Torres Gonzalez, 23, New Albin, Iowa; Uninsured vehicle; Fees $200

 

Hokah
Police
Dept.

Emily Kathleen Johnston, 34, Hokah; 8/9/19 Driving after suspension; Fees $275

Emily Kathleen Johnston, 34, Hokah; 8/9/19 No motor vehicle insurance; Fees $200

 

Houston
County
Sheriff’s
Office

Becky Sue Baumler, 57, Decorah, Iowa; 10/9/19 Unlawful passing against signs; Fees $125

Shawna Lee Bonnett, 40, Brownsville; 10/4/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Kevin William Davis, 23, La Crescent; 10/17/19 Speeding 72/55; Fees $135

Toni Lynn Feran, 44, Hokah; 10/8/19 Speeding 76/60; Fees $135

Benjamin Michael Fink, 33, New Albin, Iowa; 9/1/18 Theft; Fees $75; Jail, 365 days, stay 365 days for 2 yrs.; Supervised probation, 2 yrs.

Jarrett Scott Haag, 21, Onalaska, Wis.; 8/19/19 Speeding 87/55; Fees $215; Unsupervised probation, 1 yr.

Shannon Jane Heeley, 26, La Crosse, Wis.; 10/11/19 Speeding 70/55; Fees $135

Daniel Harvey Hinrichs, 58, Zumbrota; 10/3/19 Speeding 60/40; Fees $215

Kimberlee Diane Krzebetkowski, 47, La Crosse, Wis.; 8/17/19 Speeding 75/55; Fees $215

Ethan Robert Dwayne Kumpf, 17, Caledonia; 10/7/19 Unlawful passing; Fees $125

Patty Rae Lee, 52, Caledonia; 8/10/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Shelby Lynn Martin, 52, Houston;  9/16/19 4th degree DWI; Fees $105; Jail, 45 days, stay 15 days for 1 yr., credit for time served: 2 days, Unsupervised probation, 1 yr.

Grant Robert Matteson, 26, La Crosse, Wis.; 8/3/19 Possess small amount of marijuana; Fees $125

Grant Robert Matteson, 26, La Crosse, Wis.; 8/3/19 Possession of drug paraphernalia; Fees $50

Keith Edward Myrah, 63, Spring Grove; 10/4/19 Speeding 70/55; Fees $135

Joshua Wayne Northup, 43, La Crescent; 8/17/19 DWI; Fine $400, Fees $100; Unsupervised probation, 1 yr.

Mark Joseph Plummer, 58, Winneconne, Wis.; 10/13/19 Speeding 63/40; Fees $215

Corey Allen Pratt, 39, Hokah; 3/28/19 Domestic abuse violate order; Fees $75; Jail, 90 days, stay 85 days for 1 yr., credit for time served: 5 days; Supervised probation, 1 yr.

Jason Allen Storlie, 42, Brownsville; 9/17/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Cooper Wyatt Sweeney, 21, Cresco, Iowa; 10/11/19 Speeding 75/55; Fees $215

Sarah Nichole Thorson, 34, Rockville; 6/22/19 DWI; Fine $300, Restitution $650, Fees $100; Jail, 90 days, stay 90 days for 1 yr.; Unsupervised probation, 1 yr.

 

La
Crescent
Police
Dept.

Aaron Frank Brown, 42, La Crescent; 6/30/19 Disorderly conduct; Fees $275; Jail, 90 days, stay 88 days for 1 yr., credit for time served: 2 days; Supervised probation, 1 yr.

Canadian Pacific Railroad, La Crescent; 8/20/19 Block crossing more than 10 minutes; Fees $175

Tristan Patrick Erickson, 19, Tomah, Wis.; 8/9/19 Uninsured vehicle driver violation; Fees $125

Kevin Michael Gittens, 60, La Crescent; 7/18/19 3rd degree DWI; Fine $500, Fees $105; Jail, 180 days, stay 180 days for 2 yrs.; Supervised probation, 2 yrs.

Bruce August Grossheim, 51, Boscobel, Wis.; 7/14/19 4th degree DWI; Fine $400, Fees $100; Jail, 90 days, stay 90 days for 1 yr.; Supervised probation, 1 yr.

Daniel Joseph Keough, 33, Des Moines, Iowa; 1/26/19 2nd degree DWI; Fine $400, Fees $105; Jail, 365 days, stay 335 days for 2 yrs., credit for time served: 1 day; Supervised probation, 2 yrs.

Garet Wayne Peplinski, 28, La Crosse, Wis.; 9/11/19 Speeding 63/40; Fees $215

Brian Keith Tuck, 56, Rome, Ga.; 8/14/19 Careless driving; Fees $175

 

MN
State
Patrol

Jeannie Ann Bakewell, 47, New Albin, Iowa; 10/10/19 Failure to stop at stop sign; Fees $125

Lori Lynn Krage, 59, Rushford; 9/30/19 Speeding 74/55; Fees $135

Tyler Ryan Lee, 35, Houston; 9/20/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Colin Lee Matzke, 22, Winona; 8/9/19 Speeding 65/55; Fees $115

Timothy Paul Mormann, 65, La Crescent; 9/20/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Clive Cary Pettygrove, 56, La Crosse, Wis.; 9/16/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Chad Alan Phillips, 29, Winona; 10/10/19 Hands free law violation; Fees $125

Jacob Michael Rivera, 21, Inver Grove Heights; 9/28/19 Speeding 70/55; Fees $135

Michael Troy Robinson, 40, Hokah; 10/16/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Jay David Schullo, 26, La Crosse, Wis.; 10/9/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Brent Daniel Stampka, 45, Houston; 10/10/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Jesse Steven Stecker, 31, La Crescent; 9/7/19 No MN drivers license; Fees $175

Joshua Blaine Vatland, 21, Mabel; 10/8/19 Seat belt required; Fees $100

Joshua Blaine Vatland, 21, Mabel; 10/8/19 Display expired registration; Fees $30

 

Spring
Grove
Police
Dept.

Wade Allen Cordes, 46, Caledonia; 9/27/19 Speeding 56/45; Fees $125

Quentin Eugene Holkesvik, 40, Decorah, Iowa; 8/12/19 Driving without valid license; Fees $175

Jeremy Jason Oakes, 46, Spring Grove; 8/22/19 Junk vehicle in city limits, Fees $200

 

Jacob Alexander Zabinski, 26, La Crosse, Wis.; 10/3/19 Speeding 60/45; Fees $135