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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of Crooked Lake Township will hold a public hearing on March 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering and acting on a petition from Kathryn M. Whitney and Ellen E. Leger, as trustees of the Ellen E. Leger Trust, to establish a cartway to their property located in Section 4 of the Township. The hearing will be convened where the proposed route meets Peninsula Road NE, on the east side of 2065 Peninsula Road, to allow the Town Board to inspect the proposed route. The hearing will then be continued back to the Crooked Lake Town Hall located at 6300 Woods Bay Drive, Outing, Minnesota 56662 to receive additional public input and to possibly act on the petition. All interested persons may appear and be heard at the public hearing or may file written comments with the Town Clerk before the hearing.

Date: January 10, 2019
Terri Datzman, Town Clerk

Published in Northland Press on Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Notice is given to the qualified voters of the Township of Ideal, in the County of Crow Wing and State of Minnesota, that the Annual Election of Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. In the case of inclement weather, the election and meeting may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March.

The Annual Election of Town Officers polling hours will be open between the hours of 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm, at which time the voters will elect:

Town Board Supervisor
 3 – year

The Annual Town Meeting will commence at 8:00 pm to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law.

The Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Town Meeting will be held at the following location:
Ideal Community Center
35458 Butternut Point Rd
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Given under my hand this 27th day of December 2018.
John Plein, Clerk-Treasurer

Published in Northland Press Tuesday, February 12, 2019 and Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Case Type: Quiet Title
Court File No. 11-CV-18-1872


Ann Marie Waterhouse; Beth E. Waterhouse; and Tom R. Waterhouse, Plaintiffs,
Alfred P. Matteson; Fern L. Matteson; James Matteson; Mississippi River Lumber Company; Charles R. Carlson; Carolyn S. Scherer; Edwin P. Waterhouse; Maeola Smith; Bradley J. Kleman, as Trustee of the Donald C. Kleman and Elsie A. Kleman Living Trust dated October 28, 2015; Bradley J. Kleman, as Trustee of the Bradley J. Kleman Trust dated July 27, 2018; M. Judith Sigvertsen, Trustee of the M. Judith Sigvertsen Trust dated June 7, 2004; State of Minnesota; the unknown heirs of any of the above-named Defendants who are deceased; and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title or interest in and to the real estate described in the Amended Complaint herein, Defendants.


1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiffs have started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint against you is on file in the Office of the Court Administrator of the above-named Court. Do not throw these  papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this Amended Summons.

2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed this Amended Summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you  received this Amended Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Amended Summons located at:

30 Third Street SE, Suite 400
P.O. Box 549
Rochester, MN 55903-0549

3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint. In your Answer, you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Amended  Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiffs should not be given everything asked for in the Amended Complaint, you must say so in your Answer.

4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE AMENDED COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS AMENDED SUMMONS. If you do not Answer within  20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against  you and award the Plaintiffs everything asked for in the Amended Complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Amended Complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Amended Complaint.

5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal  help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case.

6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Amended Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving  this dispute.

7. THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY located in the County of Cass, State of Minnesota, legally described as follows:

See Exhibit A attached hereto.

The object of this action is to determine adverse claims and to establish Plaintiffs' title to the above-described property.

Dated: January 21, 2019
By /s/ William J. Ryan
William J. Ryan, Reg. No. 94900
Attorneys for Plaintiffs
30 Third Street SE, Suite 400
P.O. Box 549
Rochester, MN 55903-0549
Telephone: (507) 288-9111

Exhibit A
Lot Five (5), less the following portion previously sold: From a point Three Hundred Eighteen (318) feet East of the Northwest corner of said Lot 5 and on the North line of said Lot 5, a line in a Southeasterly direction continuing on a line drawn from a point One Hundred (100) feet due North of the Northwest corner of said Lot 5, through the point of origin, to the point of intersectionof said line with the Eastern boundary of said Lot 5; thence in a Northerly direction along the Eastern boundary of said Lot 5 to the point of intersection of the Eastern and Northern boundaries of said Lot 5; thence along the North line of said Lot 5 to the point of origin, AND that part of Lot Four (4), lying North of a line beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot 4, and assuming the north line thereof bears North 89 degrees 03 minutes 59 seconds East; thence South 83 degrees 43 minutes 56 seconds East 285 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of Thunder Lake and there terminating; all in the First Addition to  BirchwoodTerrace, Cass County, Minnesota.


That portion of Government Lot Three (3), Section Eight (8), Township One Hundred Forty (140), Range Twenty-Six (26) West of the Fifth (5th) Principal Meridian, Cass County, Minnesota, described as follows, to-wit: Commencing at a point on the Northwest corner of Lot Five (5), First Addition to Birchwood Terrace; thence in an Easterly direction along the North line of said Lot Five (5) a distance of Three Hundred Eighteen (318) feet to a point; thence in a Northwesterly direction on a line extending through a point One Hundred (100) feet due North of the Northwest corner of said Lot Five (5), and continuing to a point on the Easterly boundary of the Township roadway; thence in a Southeasterly direction along the Easterly boundary of said Township roadway to point of beginning.

Published in Northland Press: Tuesday, February 5, 2019, February 12, 2019 and February 19, 2019

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