Public notices, Dec. 7, 2017




Water Treatment Plant Clarifier Rehabilitation

Staples, MN


RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS:  Sealed proposals for the work described below will be received by the Administrator at the Staples City Hall, 122 6th St NE, Staples, MN  56479-2900 until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the following:

A. Removal and replacement of specified parts of an existing clarifier structure.

B. Patching of existing clarifier cone.

C. Sandblasting and recoating of the clarifier structure and clarifier room.

D. Removal and replacement of sample lines and carrier pipes through clarifier wall.

COMPLETION OF WORK: All work under the Contract must be complete within one hundred eighty (180) calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed.

MINIMUM CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS:  The Bidder shall have experience as a General Contractor in the successful completion of at least three municipal water plant projects within the last five (5) years. 

OBTAINING CONTRACT DOCUMENTS AND BIDDING REQUIREMENTS: Plans and specifications and all contract documents may be obtained at the office of Bolton & Menk, Inc., 7533 Sunwood Drive, Suite 206, Ramsey, MN  55303, upon payment of $50, (includes sales tax); non-refundable for each full set of specifications and accompanying drawings. Additional shipping charges will apply for delivery to any address not within the lower 48 states.  Complete digital project bidding documents are available at You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #5411189 on the website’s Project Search page.  Documents may be downloaded for $20. Please contact at (952) 2331632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.

A copy of the plans and specifications may be inspected at the following locations:

- Office of Bolton & Menk Inc., 7533 Sunwood Drive - Suite 206, Ramsey, MN  55303.

- Office of Bolton & Menk, Inc., 1960 Premier Drive, Mankato, MN 56001.

- City of Staples, 122 6th St NE, Staples, MN  56479-2900. 

PLANHOLDERS LIST, ADDENDA AND BID TABULATION: The planholders list, addenda and bid tabulation will be available on-line at

Bids will be received on a lump sum basis.

BID SECURITY: A certified check or a Bid Bond satisfactory to the City of Staples, Minnesota, in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the total Bid price submitted must accompany each Bid.


This project is being funded by the City of Staples, Minnesota. The project is not subject to the provisions of Little Davis-Bacon Act.

PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT BONDS: The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Labor and Materials Payment Bond each in the amount of the Contract.

The Bid, Agreement, and Bonds shall be conditioned upon compliance with all provisions of the Bid Documents.

PROJECT ADMINISTRATION: All questions relative to this project prior to the opening of bids shall be directed to the Engineer/Manager for the project. It shall be understood, however, that no specification interpretations will be made by telephone.

  Address inquiries to:

  Bolton & Menk Inc.

  Attn: Paul Saffert

  7533 Sunwood Drive - 

  Suite 206

  Ramsey, MN  55303

  Tel: 763-433-2851 Ext. 2264

  Fax: 763-427-0833 


OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in a bid, and to make awards in the interest of the OWNER.


Date: December 3, 2017

Owner: City of Staples, Minnesota


/S/ Jerel Nelsen




Staples World: December 7, 2017 and December 14, 2017

Finance and Commerce: December 5, 2017 and December 12, 2017





NOTICE - Lake Shore AERATION WARNING LAKE SHAMINEAU: Open water along the shore with thin ice around the edge on the southwest shore of Lake Shamineau. Starting December 16, 2017 into the early months of 2018. 

For inquiries call 952-975-9078. 48-49pnc




An aeration system will be in operation on the SE shoreline of Lake Shamineau, Lots 10 and 11 of Deering Bay beginning December 1, 2017 through ay 1, 2018 the purpose is to protect the shoreline from carnage due to ice epansion with the current high water levels.




new fm translator station

Channel 253 

at Staples, MN


Notice is hereby given that on December 1, 2017, HBI Radio Brainerd/Wadena, LLC filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for a new FM translator station to serve Staples, Minnesota. The application seeks authority to operate the new FM translator station on Channel 253 with a maximum effective radiated power of 0.25 kW from a transmitter site located at 46-21-32 North Latitude, 94-46-56 West Longitude. The new FM translator station proposes to rebroadcast KNSP(AM), which serves Staples, Minnesota on 1430 kHz.







Central Lakes College is soliciting bids for a used Motor Grader 16’ blade, no plow equipment, 4,800 hours or less, joy stick steering and steering wheel control, cab, air and heat. Trading in 1975 Cat 12G Motor grader and 1975 Cat 140G Motor grader. Detail specifications may be obtained by contacting John Maleski at 218-270-0283.  Bids will be accepted at the Staples Campus until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Faxed bids will be accepted provided hard copies are received within 48 hours of the bid time.

All bids must be sealed and marked “BID FOR USED MOTOR GRADER”.  


Submit bids to:

Central Lakes College

ATTN:  Debbie Sterriker

1830 Airport Rd 

Staples, MN  56479

Fax #218-894-5186

The college reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any information or irregularities in the bidding and to make the award serving the best interest of the college.

Central Lakes College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. These materials are available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities upon request. If you use a TTY, call the Minnesota Relay Service at 800-627-3529 and request to contact Central Lakes College.




Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100
Staples, MN 56479
Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570
Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112
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