Public Notices May 6, 2020



Regular Meeting Notice

May 11, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Remote Participation

Northern Todd County Services Center, 

Staples, MN


Section 13D.021, subdivision 1, permits public bodies to hold meetings via telephone or other electronic means if the conditions of this section are met.

Section 13D.021 requires a public body to make a determination that an in-person meeting is “not practical or prudent because of a health pandemic or emergency declared under chapter 12.” At this time, the governor has declared an emergency under chapter 12.

Requirements for holding a meeting via telephone or other electronic means include:

• All participating members can hear one another.

• Members of the public at the physical meeting location can hear all discussion “unless attendance at the regular meeting location is not feasible due to the health pandemic.”

• At least one member of the public body is present at the meeting location, “unless unfeasible due to the health pandemic,” and

• All votes are taken by roll call.


Join Conference 

Bridge Call:

Phone Number:


Conference ID: 954003


Curtis Bryniarski

Administrative Assistant




Non-Directional Beacon (NDB)


This notice is to serve as announcement that MnDOT Aeronautics intends to decommission STAPLES SAZ NDB and opens up a 30-day comment period for interested parties to comment on this decision.

MnDOT Aeronautics owns, operates, and maintains the STAPLES SAZ NDB as part of the national airspace system. 

STAPLES SAZ NDB serves; STAPLES SAZ Airport with an NDB approach to Runway 14. Decommissioning will cause the cancellation of the following approach NDB RWY 14.

NDB technology is older and is not included in the FAA Next-Gen plan for the future of aviation. NDB approaches are no longer required on any flight test for pilot certification. Most manufactures of NDB systems are not supporting the legacy systems and FAA is not supporting commissioning of new/replacement systems. By decommissioning this older and less used technology, it will open up the ability to support modern RNAV approaches. Given the direction the FAA has taken with Next-Gen and because of the declining use of this technology by pilots, MnDOT Office of Aeronautics has determined that the cost of maintaining the existing state owned NDB’s is not a good use of public funds. 



Interested parties who would like to comment on this subject should respond to this proposal by submitting written comments, or opinions to the address(es) indicated. Comments should address the overall aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. To ensure your comments are considered, please respond on or before the stated closing date. This proposal may change because of comments received.

Comment period closes:

June 8, 2020

Send comments to:

MnDOT - Aeronautics

John Dalton, Aeronautics Navigation Systems Engineer

222 East Plato Boulevard

St. Paul, 

Minnesota  55107-1618

For more information contact: and/or

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is committed to increasing transparency and collaboration and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to participate in public engagement.




Certificate of Assumed Name

Minnesota Statues, 

Chapter 333


The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.




15086 County Rd 13 

Menahga MN 56464 




Gunderson Academy of Excellence Firearms and Training LLC


15086 County Rd 13

Menahga MN 56464



By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.



Adam Gunderson


MAILING ADDRESS: 15086 County Rd 13 Menahga MN 56464



DATE: April 23, 2020





Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held in Todd County on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for the purpose of electing candidates for the Federal, State, Judicial, and County offices listed below. The filing period for the offices listed below begins at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2020, and ends at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

The filing period for presidential elector candidates begins at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2020 and ends at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020, for non-major political party candidates and independent candidates. The certification deadline for major political party presidential elector candidates is August 24, 2020.

Note: Filing offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day and Friday, July 3, 2020, in observance of Independence Day.

The place of filing for Federal Offices is the Office of the Secretary of State, State Office Building, Room 180, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155-1299.

The place of filing for State Offices is with the Office of the Secretary of State or with the County Auditor of the County in which the candidate resides.

The filing place for County Offices is with the County Auditor.

Candidates may file in person or by mail, if the filing is received during the filing period. Candidates who will be absent from the state during the filing period and meet the requirements of Minnesota Statutes section 204B.09, subdivision 1a, may arrange to file during the seven days immediately preceding the candidate’s absence from the state. Candidates are encouraged to contact the County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at 320-732-4414 to ascertain the safest means for affidavits to be filed at our office location.

This notice is sent based on current law. Be aware that the Legislature and/or the Governor may take actions that could affect some of these processes due to the COVID-19 situation. 

This notice is provided pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 204B.33. 



Presidential Electors (Ten)

United States Senator 

United States Representative for District 7



State Senator for District 09

State Representative for District 09A

State Representative for District 09B



Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 4

Judges of the Court of Appeals

- Seat 3

- Seat 9

- Seat 13

- Seat 15

Seventh Judicial District Judges

- Seat 2

- Seat 8

- Seat 9

- Seat 11

- Seat 12

- Seat 13

- Seat 14

- Seat 15

- Seat 21

- Seat 22

- Seat 23

- Seat 24

- Seat 26

- Seat 27

- Seat 28

- Seat 30



County Commissioner for District 1

County Commissioner for District 3 

County Commissioner for District 5 

Todd Soil & Water Conservation District  II Supervisor

Todd Soil & Water Conservation District  IV Supervisor


Witness my hand and official seal this 27th day of April, 2020.

Denise Gaida, Todd County Auditor/Treasurer







Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for Staples Township shall meet on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the Staples Town Hall for the purpose of determining whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor and to determine whether corrections need to be made.

If you believe the value or classification of your property is incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the valuation or classification after discussing it with your assessor, you may appear before the local Board of Appeal and Equalization. The board will review your assessments and make corrections as needed. Generally, you must appeal to the local board before appealing to the county board of appeal and equalization.

Appointments are recommended. Please contact the Todd County Assessor’s Office to schedule an appointment. Phone: 320-732-4431.


Bonnie Thoele, Clerk

Staples Township



ISD #2170


March 23, 2020 

6:00 p.m.

District Office




Call to Order

The meeting was called to order with Longbella, Winkels, Frisk, Freeman, Anderson and Lund present (comprising a quorum). Also attending: Supt. Tappe; Business Services, Herdegen; Principals Schmidt and Regan; and Recording Secretary, Madson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Winkels, to add agenda items # 13.1 and VIIa  MC 

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Frisk, to adopt the agenda. MC 

School/Community Forum - none

Consent Agenda:

Motion by Longbella, second by Anderson, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. MC 

Donations, Grants and In-Kind Contributions

Motion by Lund, seconded by Frisk, to approve the Resolution to accept Donations, Grants and In-Kind Contributions in the amount of:  $4,698. MC 

Finance Items:  

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Frisk, to approve the AIA contract with LHB for the summer LTFM project at Elementary and High School. MC 

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Winkels, to approve the AIA contract with Eagle Construction for the summer  MC 

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Anderson, to authorize payment of the vouchers.  MC 

Motion by Winkels, seconded by Anderson, to approve the recommendation to dissolve the Girls Swimming Program. MC 

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Frisk, to approve the 2020-21 Reduction List as presented. MC 

Motion by Longbella, seconded by Lund to authorize the submitting the Farm to School Grant for the Initiative Foundation; matching funds up to $2,500. MC 

Personnel Retirements

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Freeman, to accept the retirement of Robert Shaffer, HS English; eff. May 26, 2020. MC  

Thank you to Bob for his 38+ years of service and dedication to Staples-Motley. 

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Anderson, to accept the retirement of Sandra Otteson, HS Clerical; eff. May 22, 2020. MC 

Thank you to Sandy for her 21 years of service and dedication to our students. 


Motion by Lund, seconded by Frisk, to approve the MOU between SMEA and ISD #2170 for Over limit of PTO with Prior Approval MC 

BUILD 2170

ICS, Consulting Demographic Study presentation (remote presentation) John Powers gave a remote presentation on district census, enrollment, open enrollment and projected enrollments which are projected to continue to decline. 

At this time, it was requested that information be shared regarding the bid alternates for the HVAC project.

The Board was then asked to approve projects for window replacement and fire suppression at the Elementary site.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Longbella, to approve window replacement at the Elementary $126,665. MC 

LTMF dollars will be used. 

Motion by Frisk, seconded by Lund, to move forward with the interior sprinkler/fire suppression project at a cost of $138,900. MC. This project will mean dipping into the reserve fund.

Motion by Anderson, seconded by Frisk, to move forward with the exterior sprinkler/fire suppression project UP to $60,000. MC 


Motion by Frisk, seconded by Anderson, to adjourn the meeting. MC 

Complete minutes are available at




Advertising Deadlines

Deadline for advertisements and copy is Friday, noon.

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 E Mail:;

Deadline: Friday, noon


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