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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018
A regular meeting of the Grafton Public School
Board was held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at
5:30 p.m. in the Grafton High School Library,
1548 School Road, Grafton, North Dakota. Board
members present were Greg Feltman, Kristy
Jelinek, Scott LeClerc, Donald Suda, Jennifer
Thompson and Tom Torkelson. Board member
Barry Kingsbury was absent.
President Suda proposed the following changes
to the agenda:
Under Correspondence/Information/Guests,
remove Career Readiness and move the Public
Presentation to the end of the meeting. It was
moved by Jelinek, seconded by LeClerc, and
carried unanimously, that the agenda be approved
with the changes as presented.
It was moved by Torkelson, seconded by Feltman,
and carried unanimously, that the minutes of the
Regular School Board Meeting of February 12,
2018 be approved, that the payroll be approved,
and that the bills on the attached listing totaling
$978,036.97 be approved. It was moved by
Torkelson, seconded by Jelinek, and carried
unanimously, that the Fund Balance, Expenditures
& Revenue reports be approved.
It was moved by Feltman, seconded by LeClerc,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote to
approve the evaluation of the Superintendent.
It was moved by Torkelson, seconded by
Thompson, and carried unanimously by roll call
vote to approve the evaluation of the Business
It was moved by Feltman, seconded by Jelinek,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote that the
letters of resignation from Karissa Hanson, 9-12
Science; and Katie Langen, Elementary Title, be
It was moved by Jelinek, seconded by Torkelson,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote that
policy DFAA, Teacher Evaluation, be rescinded.
It was moved by Feltman, seconded by LeClerc,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote that
the first reading of amended policies AAC –
Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment, DGGA
– Professional Development Plan, FFA – Student
Alcohol and other Drug Use/Abuse, FFD – Carrying
Weapons, FFK – Suspension and Expulsion, and
new policies DFAA – Teacher Evaluation and
DGHA – Lactation/Breastfeeding be acknowledged
as complete.
_____________________ ___________________
Donald Suda, President Cathi Heuchert,
Business Manager
The required public meeting followed.
Superintendent Albrecht covered the
demographics, staffing, and overview of funding
for the district.
The list of bills presented to the School Board
on March 12, 2018: Acme Tools 474.00; Aflac
Group Insurance 231.24; Albrecht, Darren 89.38; 359.83; American Family Life
Assurance 5,478.97; American Heart Association
991.00; B.E. Publishing 1,807.22; Berger, Janet
169.00; Bismarck Civic Center 234.30; Blue Cross/
Blue Shield of ND 53,893.80; Boardmaker Online
99.00; Bremer Insurance 5,952.00; Buffalo Wild
Wings 809.54; Caribou Coffee 40.00; Carrington
Pit Crew Wrestling 100.00; Cenex 37.18;
Cobblestone Inn & Suites 804.93; Cole Papers,
Inc. 1,323.14; Comfort Inn & Suites 167.40;
Culinex 5,929.33; Custom 365 LLP 1,565.00;
Dakota East Gift Shop 497.50; DCI Credit Services
154.38; Delgado, Monica 10.00; Delta 50.00;
Demco 128.59; Devils Lake Public Schools 235.00;
Domino’s Pizza 92.35; Dumas, Maxwell 75.00;
Ebay 1,239.94; Ecolab Pest Elimination 318.86;
Edu Tech 85.00; Educators Benefit Consultants,
LLC 4,329.17; Embroidery Plus 538.30; Erickson,
Brendan 775.00; Flying J 86.40; Follett Educational
Services 555.50; Food Services of America
1,822.14; Friendship, Inc. 201.60; Galarza,
Amanda 10.00; Gerrell’s 8,299.47; Gillen, Bob
125.00; Goodfriends Grill 20.00; Grafton Auto
Electric 65.24; Grafton Education Association
500.00; Grafton Educational Foundation 500.00;
Grafton Educational Foundation Share 599.40;
Grafton Floral 195.10; Grafton Parks & Recreation
51.00; Grafton True Value Hardware 424.56;
Grand Forks Central School 207.00; Grand
Forks Public School District #1 393.18; Ground
Round 13.22; HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
59.97; Herbel, Wade 74.00; Heuchert, Allen
510.00; Hillsboro Wrestling Club 50.00; Hillyard/
Hutchinson 8,758.00; Hugo’s #10 2,424.17;
Hylden, Isaiah 61.03; Innovative Office Solutions
LLC 156.70; Jim’s Super Valu 462.15; Jimmy Johns
145.73; Kaiser, Michael 175.00; Kaml, Caitlyn
169.00; Kemps LLC dba Cass Clay Creamery
2,565.82; Kiwanis 100.00; KJB Doors LLP 563.00;
Kramer, Penny 60.00; Kraska, Butch 117.50;
Laaveg, Tracy 60.00; Langen, Barry 117.50; Laser
Systems 275.27; Leclerc, Melissa 39.24; Lindberg,
Susan 300.00; Lisbon Wrestling Club 100.00;

Loews Hotels 4,170.56; Lowe’s 21.94; Lunde,
Jennifer 51.00; Makey Shop 260.40; Marco-Fargo
6,093.58; Marotzke, Jason 300.00; Marzano
Research Laboratory 5,200.00; Mayfield, Amy
13.42; Menards 501.01; MidAmerica Books
104.75; Midcontinent Communications 960.90;
Midgarden, Jackie 384.61; Minnkota 55.00;
Minto Public School District 20 294.00; Montana
Dakota Utilities 7,176.60; Morgan Publishing Inc.
457.33; Municipal Utilities 19,202.95; Museum
of American Revolution 114.00; Napa Auto
Parts 105.90; National Forensic League 41.20;
ND Secretary Of State 36.00; NDACS Spelling
Bee 60.00; NDIAAA 175.00; NDMEA All-State
60.00; Nord, Chloe 30.00; North Border High
School 50.00; North Dakota Attorney General
80.00; ND Child Support 538.25; ND Driver
And Traffic Safety Ed Assn 730.00; ND Public
Employees Retirement 24,357.99; ND Tax
Commissioner 489.52; ND Teachers Fund for
Retirement 89,724.70; ND United 1,975.53;
North Valley Career-Tech Center 198.15; North
Valley DECA 1,020.00; Northern Cass School
236.00; Northern Door 124.00; Northland
Plumbing & Heating 720.00; Northwood Public
School 293.00; Olson, Jill 175.00; Oriental Trading
Company 123.85; Oston, Rose 328.21; Pan-OGold Baking Co. 797.27; Panda Buffet 173.79;
Pankow, Jessica 76.37; Papa Murphys 2,445.50;
Partners for Learning, Inc. 5,287.49; Pearson,
Jon 150.20; Penworthy Company, The 525.50;
Pepsi Americas 2,125.98; Perma-Bound 717.80;
Phillips, Jordan 30.00; Pilon, Jill 22.72; Pioneer
Mutual 15.00; Pizza Ranch 271.79; Pladson, Anne
122.11; Qdoba 70.74; Radisson Hotel Bismarck
334.80; Ralph Engelstad Arena 245.00; Ramkota
Hotel & Conference Center 334.80; Refuse
Disposal Service 905.00; Region 3 Music 200.00;
Richardson, Sondra 77.50; Rodenburg Law Firm
315.45; Salvation Army Smart Shop 38.96;
Sam’s Club 1,403.57; Samuel French, Inc. 4.95;
Schmuck, Alane 60.00; Schmuck, Katlyn 60.00;
School Specialty Inc. 1,046.91; Schumacher &
Sons 507.20; Shananigans Restaurant 38.82;
Shiloh Christian High School 100.00; Shopko
Stores Operating Co., LLC 85.60; Sieben,
Brian 332.54; Sieben, Laurie 145.73; Simmons
Multimedia USA 102.00; Simonson Station Stores,
Inc. 5,627.63; Smith, Casey 60.00; SNA 55.00;
Snap Circuits 63.09; Stiklestad Lodge 378.00;
Storage Pros 179.00; Strand Theatre 84.00;
Sunstrom, Jennifer 43.53; Sunstrom, Rick 60.00;
Target 4.27; Thompson Public School 45.00;
Thompson, Wesley 88.77; Troxell Communications
199.64; Tumbleweed Press Inc. 799.00; Universal
Athletic Service 482.16; Upper Valley Special Ed.
Unit 93,969.35; US Food Services 16,812.99;
USAble Life 15.00; Verizon Wireless 595.68; Vex
Robotics Inc 346.05; Voyager Sopris Learning
164.95; Wageworks Inc. 122.00; Walsh/
Pembina Administrators 100.00; Walsh/Pembina
Administrators Share 44.89; Welch’s Bakery
279.60; White, Francis 690.00; Direct Deposits
Payroll 397,489.17; Check Payroll 26,864.53;
Payroll Tax Deposits 125,669.99; Grand Total
(April 18, 2018)
Notice to the Public
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is
preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for
the funding of the Northeast Regional Water
District Phase II Project. Reclamation is the
lead Federal agency responsible for ensuring
compliance with the National Environmental
Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act,
and related federal environmental and cultural
resource legislation.
The Northeast Regional Water District Phase
II Project would include the addition of
approximately 200 users in the counties of
Cavalier, Pembina, Walsh, Ramsey, Towner,
and Benson in North Dakota. The proposed
infrastructure includes approximately 275 miles of
1.5 to 8.0-inch pipeline and various above ground
The project would be constructed utilizing
Federal, State and local funds provided to the
Garrison Diversion Conservancy District through a
cooperative agreement with Reclamation.
We are requesting your input about the proposed
action and information or concerns you may
have regarding potential project effects. If no
significant issues are identified during scoping or
preparation of the EA, Reclamation would issue
a Finding of No Significant Impact. Conversely, if
any significant issues are identified, Reclamation
would consider whether to proceed with
the preparation of an environmental impact
Reclamation defines significance in accordance
with 40 CFR 1508.27. To be most helpful to the
preparers of the EA please provide any comments,
concerns or information regarding this project by
April 27, 2018. Questions or comments regarding
the preparation of the EA may be directed to
Kate Kenninger at 701-221-1282, kkenninger@, or in writing to: Area Manager, Bureau
of Reclamation, P.O. Box 1017, Bismarck, North
Dakota 58502.
(April 4, 11, 18, 2018)

Sealed bids will be received by the Walsh County
Water Resource District, at the office of the Walsh
County Water Resource District, Walsh County
Courthouse, 600 Cooper Avenue, Grafton, ND
58237, until 10:00 AM CT, May 15th, 2018, at
which time they will be publicly opened and read
aloud for the furnishing of labor, equipment, skill,
and any materials required for Drain 87 – Phase 1
and incidental items in and for the Walsh County
Water Resource District, as is more fully described
and set forth in the plans and specifications
therefore, which will be made available as
specified below.
Bids shall be upon cash payment on the following
estimated quantities and types of work:
The Drain 87 – Phase 1 project will consist of 6
miles of ditch construction and excavation. The
project will have approximately 1.2 million CY
of earthwork which includes excavation and
topsoil, 5 double reinforced box culverts, roadway
improvements of approximately 0.9 miles (hot
bituminous paving and aggregate surfacing), CMP
and CMPA culverts, water main installation, riprap
structures, drainage improvements and related
work. Refer to the Schedule of Work shown in
the Proposal found in the bid package for the
complete list of bid items and quantities.
The contract documents will be on file and may
be examined at the following:
Walsh County Water Board, Walsh County
Courthouse, 600 Cooper Avenue, Grafton,
ND 58237
Houston Engineering, Inc., 1401 21st
Avenue North, Fargo, ND
Copies of the plans and specifications may
be obtained online at https://www.questcdn.
com under Quest Project #5692674 for a
fee of $25.00. Paper copies of the plans and
specifications may be obtained from the office
of Houston Engineering, Inc., 1401 21st Avenue
North, Fargo, ND 58102, upon payment of
$125.00, non-refundable. Please contact us at
701-237-5065 if you have any questions.
A mandatory bidders workshop for interested
bidders will be held at 10:00 AM CT, May 1st,
2018 at the Walsh County Water Board, Walsh
County Courthouse (Farmer’s Meeting Room), 600
Cooper Avenue, Grafton, ND 58237.
All bids are to be submitted on the basis of cash
payment for the work and materials, and each
bid shall be accompanied by a separate envelope
containing the contractor’s license and bid
security. The bid security must be in a sum equal
to five percent (5%) of the full amount of the
bid and must be in the form of a bidder’s bond.
A bidder’s bond must be executed by the bidder
as principal and by a surety company authorized
to do business in this state, conditioned that if
the principal’s bid be accepted and the contract
awarded to the principal, the principal, within ten
(10) days after notice of award, will execute and
affect a contract in accordance with the terms of
the bid and the bid bond as required by the laws
of the State of North Dakota and the regulations
and determinations of the governing body. If a
successful bidder does not execute a contract
within ten (10) days allowed, the bidder’s bond
must be forfeited to the governing
body and the project awarded to the next lowest
responsible bidder.
All bidders must be licensed for the full amount
of the bid as required by Section 43-07-07 and
43-07-12 of the North Dakota Century Code.
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish
Contract Performance and Payment Bonds in the
full amount of the contract.
Contracts shall be awarded on the basis of the
low bid submitted by a responsible and responsive
bidder for the aggregate sum of all bid items. A
single contract will be awarded for the work.
All bids will be contained in a sealed envelope, as
above provided; plainly marked showing that such
envelope contains a bid for the above project. In
addition, the bidder shall fixed to the exterior of
such envelope the following information:
1. The work covered by the bidder
2. The name of the bidder
3. Separate envelope containing bid bond, a
copy of North Dakota Contractor’s License
Or certificate of renewal, and
Acknowledgement of each Addenda
As an alternative to Acknowledgement of the
Addenda in the separate envelope containing
the bid bond and a copy of the North Dakota
Contractor’s License or certificate of renewal, each
individual Addenda may be acknowledged on the
exterior of the envelope containing bid bond and
a copy of North Dakota Contractor’s License or
certificate of renewal.
No Bid will be read or considered which does
not fully comply with the above provisions as to
Bond and licenses and any deficient Bid submitted
will be resealed and returned to the Bidder
Impacts to traffic on Highway 17, including but
not limited to shoulder closures and utilization of
the temporary bypass, shall be limited to 30 days
and shall be completed by September 1st, 2018.
McLeod Drain and Drain 87 from Sta. 507+85 to
Sta. 562+18 shall be substantially complete by

December 1st, 2018. Drain 87 from Sta. 435+94
to Sta. 562+18, 67th St. Ditch, and seeding and
mulching shall be completed by July 15th, 2019.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all
bids and rebid the project until a satisfactory bid
is received, to waive any informality in any bid, to
hold all bids for a period not to exceed 60 days
from the date of opening bids, and to accept the
bid deemed most favorable to the interest of the
Owner. After the bid opening, the Owner reserves
the right to request up to three (3) references
from the lowest three bidders of similar work
completed within the last five (5) years. References
shall include the owners of recently completed
work. The lowest three bidders must provide
the references as requested by the Owner, or
justification why references were not provided.
If the Contractor fails to complete the work
according to the terms of the Contract within
the time specified, he shall pay the Owner the
sum of $1,000.00 per calendar day as liquidated
damages. The Owner reserves the right to
withhold Progress Payments and/or Final Payment
until such time that all liquidated damages
have been paid by the Contractor. The Owner
shall deduct liquidated damages from Progress
Payments and/or Final Payment if the Contractor
does not pay liquidated damages.
Revised this 12th day of April 2018.
s/Daryl Campbell
(April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2018)
PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, NOTICE OF
Plaintiff, SALE
v. 50-2016-CV-00152
Crystal M. Graver,
Luke E. Graver, and
Does 1-10,
Judgment in the amount of $66,536.39, having
been entered in favor of Plaintiff and against
Defendants, which Judgment was filed with the
Clerk of Courts of Walsh County, North Dakota, on
July 12, 2017, for the foreclosure of a real estate
Notice is hereby given pursuant to said
Judgment that the real property described in the
Mortgage dated May 11, 2012, which Mortgagors,
Crystal M. Graver, Luke E. Graver, executed and
delivered to Valley Mortgage, Inc.
Commencing at the Northwest corner
of Section 31, in Township 158 North,
of Range 52 West of the 5th Principal
Meridian; thence South 283 feet to the
point of beginning; thence East 283 feet;
thence South 208 feet; thence West 283
feet; thence North 208 feet to the point of
beginning. All within the Northwest Quarter
of the Northwest Quarter (NW1/4NW1/4)
of Section 31, in Township 158 North,
of Range 52 West of the 5th Principal
7292 County Road 10, Grafton, ND 58237
and recorded in the office of the Clerk and
Recorder of Walsh County, North Dakota, on
May 21, 2012, Instrument Number 276612. Said
Mortgage was assigned to Plaintiff, its successors
or assigns, by Assignment of Mortgage recorded
July 6, 2015, Instrument Number 284297.
In order to realize the amount of $66,326.00, as
of May 11, 2012, plus interest accruing thereafter
on said amount at the rate of 3.87500% per year
together with the costs and expenses of sale, will
be sold subject to redemption as provided by law as
one parcel of land at public auction, subject to the
lien for unpaid real estate taxes and assessments
of Walsh County, North Dakota, and easements
and restrictions of record, to the highest bidder
for cash under the direction of the Sheriff of Walsh
County, North Dakota, at the main entrance of the
Walsh County Courthouse located at 600 Cooper
Avenue, Grafton, North Dakota 58237, on May 24,
2018 (“Sale Date”), at 10:00 AM.
If the sale is set aside for reason, the Purchaser
at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the
deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further
recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or
the Mortgagee’s attorney.
DATED this 11th day of April, 2018.
By: Ronald Jurgens
Halliday, Watkins & Mann, P.C.
/s/ Benjamin J. Mann
Benjamin J. Mann
Attorneys for Plaintiff
376 East 400 South, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(April 18, 25, May 2, 2018)

Probate No. 50-2018-PR-00021
[¶1] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that William
P. Cawley has filed a Petition For Formal
Probate of Will And Appointment Of A
Temporary Personal Representative of the
Estate of Glenn A. Gilleshammer.
[¶2] A hearing has been set upon said Petition
on the 20th day of April, 2018, at 3:00
p.m. at the courtroom of the above-named
Court in the City of Grafton, County of
Walsh, State of North Dakota.
DATED this 28th day of March, 2018.
Steven C. Ekman (ID #04983)
Steven C. Ekman, PC
PO Box 70
Grafton ND 58237
Attorney for the Petitioner
(April 4, 11, 18, 2018)

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