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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
ON PETITION FOR APPROPRIATION OF
WATER FROM AN UNNAMED COULEE
TRIBUTARY TO THE FOREST RIVER
TAKE NOTICE that Donald Suda, Grafton, North
Dakota, has submitted water permit application
No. 6909 to the North Dakota Office of the State
Engineer for a permit to divert and appropriate water
from an unnamed coulee, tributary to the Forest River.
The application requests a permit to appropriate
water from an unnamed coulee, utilizing point(s) of
diversion located in the SW1/4 of Section 3, Township
155 North, Range 54 West, in Walsh County. The
application requests a permit to store 180.0 acrefeet of water, out of which 120.0 acre-feet of water
will be used annually to offset evaporative losses.
The application requests the use of 180.0 acre-feet
of water at a pumping rate of 1,400 gallons per
minute with a requested combined total annual use of
300.0 acre-feet of water, for the purpose of irrigating
1,744.3 acres located in the S1/2SE1/4 of Section 21,
the SW1/4 of Section 22, the NW1/4 and SW1/4 of
Section 27, the NE1/4 and SE1/4 of Section 33, and
in the NE1/4, NW1/4, SW1/4 and SE1/4 of Section
34, all in Township 156 North, Range 54 West; the
NW1/4, S1/2SW1/4, and SE1/4 of Section 3, and in
the NE1/4 of Section 10, all in Township 155 North,
Range 54 West, as shown on the map(s) accompanying the application.
TAKE NOTICE that written comments regarding the
proposed appropration must be filed in the North
Dakota Office of the State Engineer, 900 East
Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-
0850, by 5:00 o'clock p.m. on the 26th day of June,
2017. The State Engineer shall consider all written
comments received and prepare a recommended
decision which will be provided to the applicant and
any person who filed written comments. Those persons may file additional comments with the State
Engineer, request an adjudicative proceeding on the
application, or both.
Date at Bismarck, North Dakota, May 9, 2017.
/S/ Garland Erbele, P.E.
North Dakota State Engineer
900 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0850
(May 24, 31, 2017)
CITY OF GRAFTON
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
MEETING OF MAY 15, 2017
BEING PUBLISHED SUBJECT TO THE
GOVERNING BODY’S REVIEW AND REVISION
A special meeting of the City Council of the City
of Grafton, North Dakota was held in the Council
Chambers, City Hall, Grafton, North Dakota at 5:30
p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017.
Mayor Chris West presided. Members present: Don
Hutson, Chris Lipsh, Shane Mohn, Phil Ray, Brian
Sieben, Mary Stark, and Greg Young. Member
absent: Dave Fellman.
On unanimous roll call vote the bid submitted by
Quam Construction Company, Inc. for the 5th
Street lift station renovation with concrete option
was approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the construction engineering contract with Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson for
5th Street lift station replacement was approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the contract with the
State of North Dakota for collection of city sales, use
and gross receipts taxes was renewed.
It was moved by Mr. Young and seconded by Mr.
Sieben to approve the Gaming Site Authorization
submitted by the Grafton Curlers, Inc. at The Grafton
Co. d/b/a Extra End. Ms. Stark, Mr. Mohn and Mr.
Hutson recused themselves from voting. On roll call
vote the following voted in favor thereof: Mr. Lipsh,
Mr. Ray, Mr. Sieben, and Mr. Young. Those opposed:
None. Member absent: Mr. Fellman. Mayor West
declared the motion carried, whereby the meeting
was adjourned.
Chris West, Mayor
Connie A. Johnson, City Auditor
(May 24, 2017)

CITY OF GRAFTON
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
MEETING OF MAY 1, 2017
BEING PUBLISHED SUBJECT TO THE
GOVERNING BODY’S REVIEW AND REVISION
A special meeting of the City Council of the City
of Grafton, North Dakota was held in the Council
Chambers, City Hall, Grafton, North Dakota immediately following the 5:30 p.m. Committee meetings
on Monday, May 1, 2017.
President Chris Lipsh presided. Mayor West was out
of town. Members present: Don Hutson, Shane
Mohn, Phil Ray, Brian Sieben, Mary Stark, and Greg
Young. Member absent: Dave Fellman.
On unanimous roll call vote the bid submitted by
LaFreniere Construction for the levee removal was
approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the bid submitted by Sun
Electric, Inc. for labor to relocate the underground
electric distribution lines for the Grafton Flood Risk
Reduction Project was approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the bid submitted by
Dakota Supply Group for materials to relocate the
underground electric distribution lines for the Flood
Risk Reduction Project was approved, whereby the
meeting was adjourned.
Chris Lipsh, President
Connie A. Johnson, City Auditor
(May 24, 2017)

Probate No. 50-2017-PR-00025
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH
COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
JANET H. POKRZYWINSKI, DECEASED.
NOTICE OF HEARING
¶1. The heirs and decedents of Janet H.
Pokrzywinski and all other persons, known or
unknown, claiming any interest in the following
described real estate are hereby placed on notice
that a hearing shall be held on the 5th day of June,
2017, at 3:30 p.m., in the Walsh County Courthouse,
600 Cooper Ave, ND 58237, for the purpose of then
and there establishing the heirs and successors to
Janet H. Pokrzywinski for the following described
property in Walsh County, North Dakota, to-wit:
A parcel of land located in the North Half of the
Northwest Quarter (N½NW¼) of Section Ten (10)
and the South Half of the Southwest Quarter
(S½SW¼) of Section Three (3), Township One
Hundred Fifty-six (156) North, Range Fifty-seven
(57) West, more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at a point in the centerline of the
township road running in a east-west direction
through said Sections 10 and 3 which is a perpendicular distance of 1040 feet from the west
boundary of Sections 10 and 3, thence south
430 ft. thence east 345 ft., thence south 390 ft.,
thence northeasterly 787 ft. to a point which is
510 ft. south of the centerline of the township
road, thence in a westerly direction following the
centerline of the township road to the Point of
Beginning, Walsh County;
The Northeast Quarter (NE¼) of Section Twentynine (29), Township One Hundred Fifty-six (156)
North, Range Fifty-nine (59) West, Walsh County;
A part of Lot Twenty (20), Block Two (2), East
Lankin, City of Lankin, North Dakota described
as follows: Commencing at the SE Corner of
said Lot 20; thence North 264 feet thence West
200 feet; thence South 274 feet; and thence East
200 feet to the point of beginning, excepting
easements of record, Walsh County;
The North Seventy-five feet (N. 75’) of Lot Three
(3), Block Sixteen (16), Original Townsite, Lankin,
Walsh County;
The Northwest Quarter (NE¼) of Section Three
(3), Township One Hundred Fifty-four (154) North,
Range Sixty-one (61) West, Ramsey County;
The South Half Northeast Quarter (S ½ NE ¼) of
Section Fifteen (15), and the Southeast Quarter
(SE ¼) of Section Twenty-six (26), Township One
Hundred Fifty-six (156), Range Fifty-nine (59),
Walsh County;
The Northeast Quarter (NE¼) of Section Fourteen
(14), and the Southeast Quarter (SE¼) of Section
Thirty-five (35), Township One Hundred Fifty-five
(155), Range Fifty-seven (57), Walsh County;
The Northeast Quarter (NE¼) of Section Sixteen
(16), Township One Hundred Fifty-five (155),
Range Fifty-six (56), Walsh County; and
The Northeast Quarter (NE¼) of Section Thirtyfive (35), Township One Hundred Fifty-six (156),
Range Sixty (60), Ramsey County.
DATED this 15th day of May, 2017.
HALL CURRIE LAWYERS, LTD.
Attorneys for Petitioner, Janet H. Pokrzywinski
710 Hill Avenue - P.O. Box 610
Grafton, ND 58237
Telephone: (701) 352-2810
Fax: (701) 352-1550
BY:
Nicholas B. Hall (ND Bar No.: 03223)
nhall@hallcurrie.com
(May 17, 24, 2017)
City of Grafton
NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF VARIANCE
To: Rebecca Mecham, the estate of Eugene
Mecham, and any or all others in possession or having
an interest in the following property in Walsh County,
North Dakota: The East Fifty (50) feet of Lots 22, 23,
24, Block 84 First Addition to the City of Grafton.
Street Address: 134 West 2nd Street.
The variance for improvements on this property
approved on July 12th, 2010 has not been complied
with, and unless said variance if fully complied with,
or the partially completed structure dismantled, by
June 30th, 2017, the city of Grafton will dismantle
and remove said partial structure and costs thereof
shall be assessed against the subject property.
DATED this 15th day of May, 2017.
_______________________________
By: SCOTT BOURA
Its: City Building Inspector
(May 24, 31, June 7, 2017)

IN DISTRICT COURT, WALSH COUNTY,
NORTH DAKOTA
The Industrial Commission )
of North Dakota, acting as )
the North Dakota Housing ) Civil No.
Finance Agency, ) 50-2016-CV-00353
)
Plaintiff, )
vs. ) NOTICE OF
) EXECUTION SALE
Arlene C. Luebke f/k/a )
Arlene C. Mell, a single )
person; Esmeralda E. )
Dominguez; Jose E. )
Dominguez; any other )
person in possession; and )
Ward K. Johnson, III; )
Defendants. )
[¶1] NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that by virtue of
a judgment and decree of foreclosure rendered and
given in the District Court in and for the County
of Walsh, North Dakota, Northeast Judicial District,
entered and docketed in the Office of the Clerk of
said Court on April 11, 2017, in an action wherein
The Industrial Commission of North Dakota, acting
in its capacity as the North Dakota Housing Finance
Agency was Plaintiff and Arlene C. Luebke f/k/a
Arlene C. Mell; Esmeralda E. Dominguez; Jose E.
Dominguez; any other person in possession; and Ward
K. Johnson, III; were the Defendants; on which day
it was adjudged that there was due and owing the
Plaintiff from the Defendant, Arlene C. Luebke f/k/a
Arlene C. Mell, together with costs and disbursements
of said action, the sum of $32,044.07, and by virtue
of a Special Execution issued to me by the Clerk of
said Court, I will sell the real property described in
said judgment and hereafter described to the highest
bidder for cash at public auction at the front door
of the Courthouse in the City of Grafton, County of
Walsh, North Dakota, on the 13th day of June, 2017,
at the hour of 10:00 a.m. of that day to satisfy the
amount due with accrued costs and interest at the
date of sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of
said sale applicable thereto will satisfy.
[¶2] The premises to be sold as aforesaid are situated in the County of Walsh, State of North Dakota,
and are more particularly described as follows:
Lots Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7) and Eight (8),
Block Three (3), Askelson’s Addition to the
City of Grafton, North Dakota
(Street Address: 620 East 2nd Street, Grafton,
ND 58237)
Dated at Grafton, North Dakota, this 1st day of
May, 2017.
Ron Jurgens
Sheriff of Walsh County, North Dakota
By: Deputy Darren Vold
Dean A. Rindy ND ID# 04206
Special Assistant Attorney General
Attorney for Plaintiff
720 Main Avenue
Fargo, ND 58103
701.235.8000
dean@okeeffeattorneys.com
(May 10, 17, 24, 2017)
NOTICE OF ANNUAL ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE ANNUAL
ELECTION WILL BE HELD FOR THE FOLLOWING
PURPOSES:
1 TO ELECT MEMBER(S) OF THE SCHOOL
BOARD
2 TO DECIDE IF MINUTES ARE TO BE PUBLISHED
IN A NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION
SAID NOTICE IS FOR THE MIDWAY PUBLIC
SCHOOL DISTRICT #128, COUNTY OF GRAND FORKS,
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA. SAID ELECTION WILL BE
HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017, IN THE MIDWAY
HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY. THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN
FROM 11 AM CST UNTIL 7 PM CST.
WANITA COST
BUSINESS MANAGER
(May 24, 31, 2017)
ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON TUESDAY, THE
13TH DAY OF JUNE, 2017, THE GRAFTON PUBLIC
SCHOOL DISTRICT #3 ANNUAL ELECTION WILL BE
HELD FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING MEMBERS OF
THE SCHOOL BOARD. TOM TORKELSON HAS FILED
FOR THE RURAL POSITION AND BRIAN MAYFIELD
AND DONALD SUDA HAVE FILED FOR THE AT-LARGE
POSITION. BOTH POSITIONS ARE FOR THREE-YEAR
TERMS. PATRONS WILL ALSO VOTE ON PUBLICATION
OF THE OFFICIAL MINUTES. THE POLLS WILL OPEN AT
11:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 7:00 P.M. THE SAME
DAY AT THE GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL COMMONS,
1548 SCHOOL ROAD, GRAFTON, NORTH DAKOTA.
BY ORDER OF THE GRAFTON SCHOOL BOARD
CATHI HEUCHERT, BUSINESS MANAGER
(May 24, 2017)

GRAFTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #3
GRAFTON, NORTH DAKOTA 58237
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
A regular meeting of the Grafton Public School Board
was held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
in the Board Conference Room at the Grafton High
School, 1548 School Road, Grafton, North Dakota.
Board members present were Greg Feltman, Jeff
Hermanson, Barry Kingsbury, Scott LeClerc, Donald
Suda, Jennifer Thompson and Tom Torkelson.
President Suda called the meeting to order.
President Suda proposed the following change to
the agenda:
Add Patricia Lopez to e.b. Hiring under Business
Action Items. It was moved by Torkelson, seconded
by LeClerc, and carried unanimously, that the agenda
be approved with the change as presented.
It was moved by Kingsbury, seconded by Thompson,
and carried unanimously, that the minutes of the
Regular School Board Meeting of March 13, 2017
be approved, that the payroll be approved, and that
the bills on the attached listing totaling $987,439.85
be approved.
It was moved by Torkelson, seconded by Feltman,
and carried unanimously, that the Fund Balance,
Expenditures & Revenue reports be approved.
Negotiations – Hermanson and LeClerc declared
a conflict of interest. It was moved by Kingsbury,
seconded by Torkelson, and carried unanimously
to allow Hermanson and LeClerc to participate in
discussion and vote on the agenda item. It was
moved by Torkelson, seconded by Thompson, and
carried unanimously by roll call vote to approve the
2 year negotiated agreement as presented and to
issue teacher contracts.
It was moved by Feltman, seconded by Kingsbury,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote to approve
applying to DPI for the following summer school
courses: High School Science, Drivers Ed, STEM, &
Drumline; Middle School (grades 5-8) STEM, Band,
ELA/Math, & Theater; Elementary (grades 1-4) ELA
& Math; Migrant (grades K-12); and Second Stage
Theater (special needs).
It was moved by Kingsbury, seconded by Torkelson,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote to approve
the Migrant budget of $100,000 and to appoint
Stephanie Nilson as Migrant School authorized representative and director for the summer of 2017.
It was moved by Feltman, seconded by Hermanson,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote to table
the bus bids agenda item as recommended by the
Building & Grounds and Transportation committee.
It was moved by Kingsbury, seconded by Thompson,
and carried unanimously by roll call vote to accept
the resignations of Minda Schumacher and Darin
Schumacher. It was moved by Kingsbury, seconded
by Hermanson, and carried unanimously by roll call
vote to issue teaching contracts to Jill Pilon - Family
& Consumer Science and Patricia Lopez – ELA. It
was moved by Torkelson, seconded by LeClerc, and
carried unanimously by roll call vote to approve the
following administrator and counselor contracts for
the 2017/2018 school year: Michael Kaiser $77,367;
Stephanie Nilson $65,000; Jill Olson $82,918.61;
Randy Rice $82,105.68; Kristi Olson $51,350; Sandi
Welch $69,301.11; Rose Ziegler $54,000.
The list of bills presented to the School Board on
April 10, 2017: 3X Gear LLC 1,386.00; Abrahamson,
Kasey 10.00; Academic Therapy Publications 132.00;
Acme Tools 417.99; Aflac Group Insurance 184.47;
Amazon.Com 2,083.08; American Family Life
Assurance 5,257.86; American Heart Association
1,425.65; Apple Computer, Inc. -146.86; Associated
Potato Growers 37.50; Azteca Mexican Grill 60.91;
B & H Photo 639.97; Bale Company 100.50; Blick
265.22; Blue Cross/Blue Shield Of ND 59,522.20;
Broad Reach 323.14; Buffalo Wild Wings 38.06;
CDW Government, Inc. 3,791.55; Championship
Productions 105.97; Choice Financial 500.00;
Cole Papers, Inc. 3,363.68; Country Smokehouse
445.23; Culinex 1,151.17; Dakota Boys And Girls
Ranch 1,050.00; Dakota East Gift Shop 1,076.00;
Demco 675.39; Dept. Of Public Instruction 634.16;
Dokken, Kelly Campbell- 239.10; Doyle II, Donald
130.00; Ecolab Pest Elimination 237.24; Edu Tech
120.00; Educators Benefit Consultants, LLC 5,653.99;
Embroidery Plus 330.00; ESAND 60.00; Expressway
Suites 269.85; Exxon Express 67.96; FCCLA 566.00;
Food Services of America 7,113.83; Francis, Phoebe
13.00; Friendship, Inc. 187.20; Global Industrial.Com
1,787.75; Graduation Source 128.62; Grafton Parks &
Recreation 420.20; Grafton Public Schools 6,837.70;
Grafton Square 30.00; Grafton True Value Hardware
1,632.46; Grand Forks Public School Dist. #1 311.55;
Grand Junction 21.99; Granny’s Family Restaurant
80.00; Hanson, Mike 299.90; Hartley School Buses
1,474.79; Heartland Eye Care 475.00; Hermitage
Art Company, Inc., The 32.61; Hillyard/Hutchinson
3,263.78; Hoerer, Charles 150.00; Home Of Economy
462.31; Hugo’s #10 210.35; Hunt, Tim 130.00; Irvine,
Jesse 92.00; J & J International, Inc. 187.79; Jimmy
Johns 311.94; Joann Fabric & Craft Store 103.02;
Jorgensen, Mitch 271.22; Jostens 447.79; Junior
Library Guild 15.00; Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, Inc.
2,210.30; Kaiser, Kristen 20.00; Kemps LLC Dba Cass
Clay Creamery 2,976.33; Kristi’s Heart Hugs 357.75;
Kroll’s Diner 85.57; Larson, Brittany 52.50; Lillemoen,
Riley 299.90; Lipp, Carlson, Witucki & Associates
80.00; Lisbon High School 150.00; Lobbyguard
23,010.00; Lowe’s 122.42; Lunde, Jennifer 58.50;
Luscious Boutique 67.25; Makemusic 80.00; Marco-
Fargo 2,714.25; Maus, Jack 139.10; McDonalds
143.03; McMartin, Alex 108.05; Menards 201.32;
Merchant Services 20.21; MidAmerica Books 426.90;
Midcontinent Communications 577.77; Midwest
Supply Company 913.60; Minnkota 55.00; Minot
State University 192.00; Minto Public School District
20 241.00; Montana Dakota Utilities 5,633.61;
Morgan Publishing Inc. 436.26; MSC Industrial Supply
86.97; Muhonen, David 45.97; Municipal Utilities
20,103.24; Napa Auto Parts 117.50; National Camera
Exchange 156.64; ND Center For Distance Education
278.00; ND Education Assn. 2,483.16; ND FCCLA
561.00; ND Public Employees Retirement 23,203.95;
ND Teachers Fund For Retirement 89,859.09; ND
School Nurse Organization 35.00; NDATL 60.00;
Network Center Inc. 435.00; NFL Rough Rider
District 335.00; Niemann, Jaci 37.93; North Dakota
Attorney General 80.00; North Valley DECA 555.00;
Northern Air Family Fun Center 3,554.00; Northern
Door 119.50; Northwood Public School 123.60;
Olson, Jill 435.96; Orca Book Publishers 318.40;
Oriental Trading Company 113.38; Pacific Northwest
Publishing, Inc. 123.05; Pan-O-Gold Baking Co.
627.31; Pankow, Chris 78.15; Park River Public
School 232.00; Paypal 2,774.78; Pembina County
Educators 150.00; Penworthy Company, The 348.96;
Pepsi Americas 1,672.32; Perma-Bound 214.78; Petro
Serve USA 131.97; Pioneer Mutual 15.00; Pizza Hut
2,042.75; Poppler’s Music Store 28,121.53; Ramkota
Hotel & Conference Ctr 200.00; Refuse Disposal
Service 1,377.25; Region 3 Music 336.00; Renos
Sports Bar & Grill 22.25; Restroom Direct 152.43;
Rice, Randy 478.74; Richardson, Sondra 48.00; Rock
Bottom Golf 228.93; Ruby Tuesday 38.70; Saint John’s
Catholic Church 200.00; Sam’s Club Membership
414.77; Satterlund, Laura 30.00; Saville Enterprises
136.00; School Nurse Supply, Inc. 119.42; School
Specialty Inc. 335.57; Schumacher, Darin 300.00;
Shiloh Christian High School 100.00; Shopko Stores
Operating Co.., LLC 138.05; Sieben, Laurie 205.45;
Simonson Station Stores, Inc. 4,150.35; Sleep Inn &
Suites 245.70; Smallbeck, Amanda 45.50; Southeast
Education Cooperative 590.00; StaMart 47.23;
Stiklestad Lodge 330.00; Storage Pros 179.00;
Subway 97.77; Sweatx-Renegade 171.96; SWS
Credit Services 17.91; Taylor Publishing Co 1,200.00;
Teacherspayteacher.Com 5.00; Thompson, Jill 168.45;
Trackwrestling.Com 100.00; Universal Athletic Service
17.80; Upper Valley Special Ed. Unit 94,526.29; Us
Food Services 11,290.27; USA Wrestling 190.00;
USAble Life 15.00; USAlight.Com 834.70; Verizon
Wireless 443.44; Wageworks Inc. 138.00; Walmart.
Com 51.76; Wayne’s Heating And Cooling 593.00;
West Fargo Public Schools 150.00; Direct Deposits
Payroll 386,109.60; Checks Payroll 203.76; Payroll
Tax Deposits 140,965.51; Grand Total $987,439.85.
Adjournment.
ATTEST:
____________________ ___________________
Donald Suda, President Cathi Heuchert,
Business Manager
(May 24, 2017)
IN DISTRICT COURT, WALSH COUNTY,
NORTH DAKOTA
KodaBank, )
Plaintiff, ) Case No.
) 50-2017-CV-00141
vs. )
Ruben Garza Perez, Stanley )
Schultz, Individually and as )
registered agent And )
Shareholder of 281 )
Transport LC, Kenneth Earl )
Karlson, aka Kenneth Earl )
Carlson, dba Elite Rig )
Services and dba Bakken )
Trailer & Equipment, )
Defendants. )
SUMMONS
THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE
ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT:
You are hereby summoned to answer the
Complaint of the Plaintiff in this action, and to
serve a copy of your Answer upon the subscriber
within twenty-one (21) days after the service of this
Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service.
In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment
will be taken against you for default in and for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
DATED this 11thday of April, 2017, at Park River,
North Dakota.
Sillers, Laaveg & Wenzel
______________________________
By: Tracy L. Laaveg (ND ID #5839)
104 4th St W., PO Box 127
Park River, ND 58270
service@slwlawyers.com
Telephone: (701) 284-6300
Facsimile: (701) 284-6306
Attorney for the Plaintiff
(May 24, 31, June 7, 2017)

CITY OF GRAFTON
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
MEETING OF MAY 8, 2017
BEING PUBLISHED SUBJECT TO THE
GOVERNING BODY’S REVIEW AND REVISION
The regular meeting of the City Council of the City
of Grafton, North Dakota was held in the Council
Chambers, City Hall, Grafton, North Dakota at 6:00
p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017.
Mayor Chris West presided. Members present: Don
Hutson, Chris Lipsh, Shane Mohn, Phil Ray, Brian
Sieben, Mary Stark, and Greg Young. Member
absent: Dave Fellman.
On unanimous roll call vote the Consent Agenda
was approved to include meeting minutes from
the City Council special meeting of April 3, 2017,
regular meeting of April 10, 2017, Ways and Means
Committee meeting of May 1, 2017, Reports of
Officers, and applications for Game of Chance permits
submitted by Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce
and Michelle Donarski Benefit.
On unanimous roll call vote the following bills were
approved for payment:
Num Name CurAmt
32797 VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 320.00
32798 ND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
RETIREMENT 36495.51
32799 WALSH RURAL WATER DISTRICT 46.50
32800 GREG YOUNG 322.25
32801 HATTON FORD 20157.00
32802 KENDALYN MOMERAK 4692.75
32803 SHANE MOHN 1564.25
32804 AGNES M LESSARD 29661.00
32805 HALL CURRIE LAWYERS, LTD. 366.00
32882 BIRCH COMMUNICATIONS 1395.56
32883 JILLIAN DEMESTER 482.34
32884 JACOB NORD 18.00
32885 PERLA MENDOZA 11.37
32886 ALAN MOHAGEN ESTATE 100.00
32887 CHOICE FINANCIAL
INSURANCE 39327.00
32888 BANK OF NORTH DAKOTA 9421.87
32889 DISCOVERY BENEFITS 93.50
32890 AT & T MOBILITY 1590.71
32891 DISCOVERY BENEFITS 50.00
32892 BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY 25.00
32893 CONNIE A. JOHNSON 23.50
32894 ANTHONY BURIANEK 87.50
32895 TODD FORBORD 87.50
32896 ASHLAN KUKOWSKI 50.00
32897 HENRY SLABERT 250.00
32898 MIDCONTINENT
COMMUNICATIONS 75.00
32899 WEX BANK 85.71
32900 VERIZON WIRELESS 716.02
32901 MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES 1127.48
32902 CARDMEMBER SERVICE 1944.33
32903 GRAND FORKS HERALD 166.00
32904 JET OIL COMPANY 1412.28
32905 ALBERT B. THOMPSON 62909.00
32906 HALL CURRIE LAWYERS, LTD. 363.00
32907 RIOPELLE BYPASS TRUST 2812.50
32908 JOSEPH SCHNELLBACH 2562.50
32909 WAYNE STARK 10734.00
32910 UNITY MEDICAL CENTER 13835.39
32911 PARKS AND RECREATION 9295.67
32912 CARNEGIE REGIONAL LIBRARY 983.09
32913 TRAVIS LESKEY 12.06
32914 TROY KRINGSTAD 5.72
32915 KOPPERUD FOUNDATION 9786.00
32916 FLEMING, DUBOIS & FLEMING
PLLP 1800.00
32917 HALL CURRIE LAWYERS, LTD. 700.00
32918 NODAK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 731.33
32919 WALSH COUNTY CLERK OF
DISTRICT 750.00
32920 CHOICE FINANCIAL INSURANCE 1177.00
32921 NODAK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 414.73
32922 POSTMASTER 545.00
32923 WALSH CO. WATER RESOURCE
DIST. 5267.70
32924 CENTURY LINK 56.68
32925 REFUSE DISPOSAL SERVICE,
INC. 28284.16
ACH
4/17-1 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SYSTEMS 1625.00
ACH
4/17-2 PAYMENT SERVICE NETWORK,
INC. 128.45
ACH
4/17-3 NORTHERN MUNICIPAL
POWER AG. 384002.09
690947.00
Num Name CurAmt
32934 ACME TOOLS 289.32
32935 ADVANCED BUSINESS METHODS 228.00
32936 ADVANCED ENGINEERING 19109.96
32937 AGASSIZ ANIMAL HOSPITAL 340.67
32938 AGRIMAX LLC. 12377.91
32939 ALL SEASONS LAUNDRY 81.80
32941 AMERIPRIDE SERVICES, INC. 491.26
32942 AQUA-PURE INC. 150.00
32943 AUTO VALUE GRAFTON 434.85
32944 B & D FLOORING 858.76
32945 BOWEN PEST CONTROL 150.00
32946 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1213.60
32947 DAKOTA SUPPLY GROUP 3258.39
32948 EAA CHAPTER 380 300.00
32949 ECOLAB PEST ELIM. DIV. 1683.18
32950 ELECTRIC PUMP 1636.92
32951 CITY OF FARGO 40.00
32952 FARMERS UNION CO-OP OIL CO 337.50
32953 FERGUSON WATERWORKS
#2516 1524.93
32954 FERRELLGAS 50.00
32955 FERTILE GROW TURF & TREE 2325.00
32957 FILTER CARE, INC. 238.67
32958 GRAFTON AUTO ELECTRIC, INC. 302.94
32959 GRAFTON FLORAL 120.00
32961 GRAFTON TRUE VALUE
HARDWARE 1502.33
32962 GRAND FORKS FIRE EQUIPMENT
CO 680.09
32963 GRAND FORKS WELDING &
MACHINE 6.00
32964 HAMMARBACK & SCHEVING,
P.L.C 191.46
32965 HANSON’S AUTO & IMPLEMENT,
INC 489.86
32966 HATTON FORD 49.90
32967 HAWKINS CHEMICAL, INC. 754.05
32968 HEARTLAND EYE CARE, P.C. 270.00
32969 HILLS INC 258.77
32970 HALL CURRIE LAWYERS, LTD. 323.75
32971 HOME OF ECONOMY 440.96
32972 HUGO’S #10 4.45
32973 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DEPT 119.10
32974 JEFFRIES NURSERIES LTD. 4585.02
32975 JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL 111.36
32976 KADRMAS, LEE & JACKSON,
INC. 217371.55
32977 KIELEY ELECTRIC 461.78
32978 MICHAEL KILMER
CONSTRUCTION 6386.06
32979 KUTZ & O’BRIEN 1192.60
32980 GEORGE LAHAISE & SONS
PLUMBING 316.71
32981 LAKESIDE FIRE & SAFETY, INC. 157.00
32982 LETTER PERFECT SIGN CO. 850.00
32983 MORGAN PUBLISHING 2132.11
32984 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES 31628.03
32985 JOHN A. NARLOCH TRUCKING
LLC 2170.32
32986 NEWMAN TRAFFIC SIGNS 1037.74
32987 NORTH DAKOTA ONE CALL, INC. 33.75
32988 ND PLANNING ASSN. 50.00
32989 NORTHERN DOOR COMPANY 2918.05
32990 NORTHERN TOWING 230.00
32991 OFFICE DEPOT, INC. 204.34
32992 PCM 639.54
32993 POLAR COMMUNICATIONS 163.24
32994 PREMIUM WATERS INC 77.45
32995 RAILROAD MANAGEMENT
COMPANY 583.65
32996 RAMKOTA HOTEL &
CONFERENCE 327.60
32997 RESCO 1259.35
32998 SAM’S CLUB 45.00
32999 SCHUMACHER & SONS 337.25
33000 SHOPKO STORES OPERATING CO. 35.51
33001 STONE’S MOBILE RADIO, INC. 239.60
33002 STRATA CORPORATION 4583.26
33003 SWS CREDIT SERVICES, INC. 117.84
33004 TITAN MACHINERY 248.80
33005 KEITH J. TRADER 162.50
33006 US BANK 41060.00
33007 VALLEY BRAKE SERVICE, INC. 485.14
33008 WALSH COUNTY AUDITOR 3009.37
33009 WALSH COUNTY SHERIFF’S
OFFICE 3566.20
33010 WAYNE’S HEATING & COOLING
INC. 124.08
381536.18
On unanimous roll call vote the applications submitted by the Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce
for Summerfest events were approved contingent
upon all documentation being submitted.
On unanimous roll call vote the application submitted by the Grafton Chamber of Commerce
for Summerfest Sip and Shop (wine and beer)
for Saturday, June 24th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. was
approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the request from Valley
Ambulance and Rescue Service, Inc. to sell the 2002
ambulance as they have recently purchased a 2017
Ambulance was approved.
On unanimous roll call vote first reading of an ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
GRAFTON, NORTH DAKOTA, PROVIDING THAT THE
CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF GRAFTON, BE
AMENDED BY ADDING A SECTION TO BE NUMBERED
_____; PROVIDING FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
IS UNLAWFUL, MEDICAL MARIJUANA DEFENSE” was
approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the bid from Border States
for the 1/0 wire at $2.06/ft and from Dakota Supply
Group for the 4/0 wire at $2.295/ft. was approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the bid submitted by
Sanitation Products for a sewer vac machine was
approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the bid from Kieley Electric
for a 30 kW Interstate generator at Monsons lift station and a 70kW Interstate generator at Hill Avenue
lift station including installation was approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the application for a
special event alcoholic beverage license from Grafton
Company d/b/a The Extra End to extend its alcoholic
beverage license to the former Generations building
for the Zack Latraille wedding dance on Saturday, June

10th from 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. was approved
contingent upon private security guards being hired
to police the event.
On unanimous roll call vote the Renaissance Zone
application submitted by Michael Moore for the
Grafton Central Apartments, LLC was approved.
On unanimous roll call vote the application submitted
by Marvin Brown from Grafton Living L.P. to rezone
725 Birch Court from R-3 Multi Family to B-2 General
Business District was tabled, whereby the meeting
was adjourned.
Chris West, Mayor
Connie A. Johnson, City Auditor
(May 24, 2017)
Unofficial record of the minutes of a regular meeting
of the City Council of the City of Minto, Walsh
County, North Dakota, held on May 1, 2017 at 7:00
PM at the Minto City Auditor’s Office.
Mayor Lane Kelley called the meeting to order. The
Pledge was recited. Present were Councilmen Allen
Gerszewski, Larry Jamieson, Stanley Miller and John
Narloch. Absent were none.
M-Miller, S-Narloch, carried. Approved minutes from
the regular meeting and the Board of Equalization
meeting held on April 18, 2017.
Degree of Honor representatives Isabel Niswonger and
Peggy Niswonger presented a donation from their
fundraising to the Minto Park Board in the amount
of $2151.00. Representing the Minto Park Board
were President Allan Sitzer and Clerk Lynelle Shutt.
The Minto Junior Girl Scouts presented several
community improvement projects to the Council.
Girl Scouts present were Jadeyn Albrecht, Maddy
Beckman, Danielle Flanders, Addison Hovde, Eden
Scott, Tayla Lizakowski, and Liam Medbery. Leaders
present were Lisa Albrecht and Michelle Flanders.
The projects included were tree planting, ice rink and
warming house improvements, community garden
plot development and two little library construction
projects. M-Miller, S-Narloch, and carried. Approved
for the Junior Girl Scouts to move forward with their
projects with support from the City.
M-Narloch, S-Gerszewski to accept the gravel bid
from Philip Kilichowski with Gerszewski and Narloch
voting for and Jamieson and Miller voting against.
Mayor Kelley voted against. Motion did not carry.
M-Jamieson, S-Miller to accept the bid from Narloch
Trucking with Jamieson and Miller voting for and
Gerszewski and Narloch voting against. Mayor Kelley
voted for. Motion carried. Approved the Narloch
Trucking bid for ND Class 5 gravel at $8.95/yard
delivered and 1 ½ inch rock at $15.49/yard delivered
for the 2017 season.
M-Jamieson, S-Miller, carried. A one way will be
established on 4th Street from Hodson Avenue to
Major Avenue.
M-Miller, S-Jamieson, carried. Approved to install
drainage and restore the berm with gravel to provide parking along Major Avenue from 4th Street
to 5th Street.
The house will be removed to the south of the
Minto Community Center later this year. They will
be purchased by the MCC for additional parking.
M-Miller, S-Narloch, carried. Approved to abate the
remaining specials in the amount of $4968.19 on 113
Broughton Avenue. Monthly utility fees will continue
to be billed. Zoning will be reviewed.
M-Jamieson, S-Gerszewski, carried. Approved to
demolish the old pumphouse in the Park.
M-Miller, S-Jamieson, carried. Approved the following
building permits: Yon Shutt, 224 2nd Street; Ronald
Riskey, 145 Gillespie Avenue; John Narloch, 526 6th
Street; Anna Mae Gerszewski, 42 Gillespie Avenue.
M-Narloch, S-Jamieson, carried. Approved Resolution
2017-001, a resolution designating the Walsh County
Record as the official newspaper for the City of Minto.
M-Jamieson, S-Narloch, carried. Approved to apply
for the Walsh County 2017 ½ Mill Self-Help Program
grant to further tree damage cleanup.
M-Jamieson, S-Gerszewski, carried. Approved the
following for payment:
To: Amount:
Adapco, Inc. 156.40
Ameripride Services Inc. 45.24
Bulldog Designs 40.00
Cenex Fleetcard 523.09
City of Minto 2606.72
D & E Auto Repair LLC 65.00
Dacotah Paper Co. 110.58
Filter Care of Grafton, Inc. 367.52
GF Utility Billing 26.00
Grafton True Value 153.46
Invisimax 35.00
J.P. Cooke Company 67.50
John Deere Financial 111.49
Jones, Craig 155.92
Koble, Patrice 25.00
Marco 32.82
Midcontinent Communications 317.99
Minto Airport Authority 3200.00
Minto Community Center 750.00
Minto Park Board 1821.07
Morgan Printing 13.86
North Dakota One Call, Inc. 8.00
Otter Tail Power Company 1910.56
Quill Corporation 116.53
Refuse Disposal Service 25.00
Shutt, Sam 164.99
Swanston Equipment Corp. 5214.31
Ulland, Tamara J 16.75
Walsh County Treasurer 906.00
Walsh Rural Water District 5605.29
NDPERS 2861.12
Payroll 10620.87
U.S. Bank 450.00
Minto Post Office 110.00
Refuse Disposal Service 4958.00
M-Narloch, S-Gerszewski, carried. The meeting was
adjourned. The next regular meeting will be held
on June 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
Lane Kelley
Mayor
Attest: Tamara J. Ulland
Auditor
(May 24, 2017)
MINTO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #20
200 4th STREET, MINTO ND 58261
SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017
The special meeting of the Minto Public School Board
was held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Minto
School in room 218 (The Paul). President Doug
Ulland called the meeting to order at 7:00 a.m. with
members Anton Gudajtes, Brian Dauksavage, Jason
Flanders, Rodney Osowski, and Brad Narloch, present.
Member Helen Zikmund was absent. Also present
were Elementary Principal/Superintendent Linda
Lutovsky and Business Manager Sarah Mondry (Tervo).
Negotiated Agreement- President Ulland presented
the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Negotiated Agreement
discussed between the School Board negotiating
committee and MEA committee. It was moved by
Gudajtes, seconded by Dauksavage to accept the
Negotiated Agreement. Roll call vote: Yes- Gudajtes,
Dauksavage, Flanders, Osowski, Narloch, Ulland.
Motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 7:40 a.m.
(May 24, 2017)

MINTO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT #20
200 4th STREET, MINTO ND 58261
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
The regular meeting of the Minto Public School
Board was held on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the
Minto School in room 218 (The Paul). President
Doug Ulland called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
with members Anton Gudajtes, Helen Zikmund, Jason
Flanders, Rodney Osowski, and Brian Dauksavage
present. Member Brad Narloch was absent. Also
present were Elementary Principal/Superintendent
Linda Lutovsky, High School Principal Shane Robinson,
Business Manager Sarah Mondry (Tervo), and J.
Misialek.
Motion to approve agenda was made by Gudajtes,
seconded by Flanders and carried unanimously.
Motion to approve minutes of the Regular School
Board Meeting of February 22, 2017 was made by
Zikmund, seconded by Osowski and carried unanimously. Motion to approve attached bills was made by
Gudajtes, seconded by Dauksavage and carried
unanimously.
Activity and Hot Lunch funds were reviewed.
HS Principal Robinson informed the board that juniors
take their ACT test on March 22nd. He reported the
student River Watch group placed third for their video,
second for People’s Choice, and first in jeopardy.
On March 30th the Academic Olympics team will
attend Regionals in Northwood. Music Small Groups
attend Region 3 Vocals and Ensembles Contest on
April 11th in Mayville. Track started March 8th with
27 students (14 from Minto and 13 from Midway),
and baseball started March 20th with 20 students
(15 from Minto and 5 from Midway).
Elem Prin./Supt. Lutovsky notified the board of
teacher position changes for next school year and
reported all is well in the elementary school.
Committee Reports-
President Ulland reported on the recent negotiations/
ground rules committee meeting on March 16th.
President Ulland also reported on the Midway/Minto
sports co-op committee meeting on March 14th and
that there were no changes to current rules. Co-op
agreed to host one parent night per co-op sport to
recognize all athletes and parents at the same time.
Robinson informed board about basketball coach
changes for next basketball season.
Picture committee member Zikmund showed board
a completed class picture panel. She asked board to
decide whether to continue with printed version of
class pictures or look into a digital version instead.
After discussion it was moved by Dauksavage, seconded by Gudajtes to continue forward with the
printed display method. Roll call vote: Yes- Gudajtes,
Zikmund, Flanders, Osowski, Dauksavage, Ulland.
Motion passed.
Open Enrollment- It was moved by Zikmund, seconded by Dauksavage to accept the open enrollment application for A. Bell from residing Grafton
School District to attend Minto Public School starting
2017-18 school year. Roll call vote: Yes- Dauksavage,
Ulland, Gudajtes, Zikmund, Flanders, Osowski.
Motion passed.
Clean Diesel Grant Award- It was moved
by Gudajtes, seconded by Flanders to decline
awarded Clean Diesel Grant from the North Dakota
Department of Health. Roll call vote: Yes- Flanders,
Osowski, Dauksavage, Ulland, Gudajtes, Zikmund.
Motion Passed.
The School Play was rescheduled to April 4th and
April 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Minto School.
Teenage Drug Use presentation is April 3rd at 7:00
p.m. at the Minto School gymnasium (more details
available on the Minto School website). Due to
mature content only adults are able to attend (no
children or babies allowed).
Next Board meeting will be Monday, April 17, 2017
at 8:00 p.m. at the Minto Public School room 218
(The Paul).
Meeting adjourned at 8:44 p.m.
Bills approved by the Minto School Board on March
20, 2017: ACT,88.00; ALTENDORF, TAMI 59.89;
AMERICAN RECYCLING 92.00; BIG JIM’S E-SIDE
TIRE, INC. 25.00; BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF
ND 651.70; BROTHERS FIREARM SHOP 2,040.00;
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 2,700.92; CARDMEMBER
SERVICE 4,112.71; CDW-GOVERNMENT 648.02;
CENTURYLINK 300.82; CITY OF MINTO 395.70;
COFFINET, MAGGIE 70.00; COLE PAPERS INC 290.00;
COUNTRYWIDE MOVING & STORAGE 150.00;
CUMMINS NPOWER 608.55; DAKOTA EAST 810.00;
DIETZ, LINDA 70.00; FARMERS UNION OIL CO.,
CENEX 5,534.52; GFPS 60.00; GRAFTON FLORAL
56.00; GRAFTON TRUE VALUE 102.26; GRAND
FORKS CENTRAL DEBATE/SPEECH 80.00; GRATTON,
KARISA 70.00; HANSON, BRUCE 165.63; HESBY,
ASHLEY 375.98; HESS, SHAINA 435.38; HUGO’S
#10 493.29; JOHN R. GREEN 262.66; KLEVEN,
KIRSTEN 140.00; KOLLIN, LINDSAY 10.65; LAAVEG,
EMILY 70.00; LAAVEG, TRACY 70.00; LIZAKOWSKI,
HEATHER 215.53; LUNSETH PLUMBING & HEATING
1,408.92; MAHAR, LAVERNE 33.98; MARCO
TECHNOLOGIES LLC 1,720.74; MENARDS 112.68;
MINTO AUTO SALES 89.00; MINTO SCHOOL DIST
20 100.00; MORGAN PRINTING 106.92; NARLOCH
TRUCKING LLP 200.00; ND BUREAU OF CRIMINAL
INVESTIGATION 78.75; ND CENTER FOR DISTANCE
EDUCATION 139.00; NORTHERN LIGHTS SADD
2,000.00; OTTERTAIL POWER CO 5,897.02; PAN-0-
GOLD BAKING CO 286.10; PARK RIVER SCHOOL DIST
78,108.00; PEMBINA CTY EDUCATORS ASSOC 25.00;
PEPSI-COLA 496.08; POCHANT, SHANNON 70.00;
RITTENBACH, SHIYEL 70.00; ROBINSON, NICOLE
70.00; ROCKET BOOSTERS 130.50; RZASZUTAK,
ELISABETH 70.00; SCHMUCK, KATELYN 70.00;
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRS 3,367.24; SCHOOL
SPECIALITY INC 135.79; SHUTT, ARTHUR 35.00;
SHUTT, MALINDA 70.00; SMITH, CASEY 280.00;
SYSCO NORTH DAKOTA INC 3,080.14; TECTA
AMERICA DAKOTAS LLC 1,753.02; THREE STAR
DAIRY INC 1,698.67; TWETEN’S PHOTOGRAPHY
1,370.00; UPPER VALLEY SPECIAL ED 25,207.82.
(May 24, 2017)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH
COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
JOYCE LAVERNE SCHULTZ, DECEASED
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned
has been appointed Personal Representative of the
above estate. All persons having claims against the
said deceased are required to present their claims
within three (3) months after the date of the first
publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever
barred. Claims must either be presented to Steven
C. Ekman, attorney for the Personal Representative
of the estate, at PO Box 70, Grafton, North Dakota
58237, or filed with the Court.
DATED this 18th day of May, 2017.
/s/ Mary Beth Wilson
Mary Beth Wilson
Personal Representative
STEVEN C. EKMAN
910 HILL AVE, PO BOX 70
GRAFTON ND 58237
Attorney for Personal Representative
(May 24, 31, June 7, 2017)

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