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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF COTTONWOOD FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 17-PR-17-536 Estate of Ben J. Adrian, Decedent NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

It is Ordered and Notice is given that on Jan. 10, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 900 Third Avenue, Windom, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decedent dated, April 27, 2010, and codicils to the will, dated August 16, 2017, (“Will”), and for the appointment of Patrick K. Costello, whose address is 310 Main Street, P.O. Box 929, Lakefield, MN 56150 as Personal Representative of the Estate of the Decedent in a SUPERVISED administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the Personal Representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate. Notice is also given that (subject to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. BY THE COURT Dated: Dec 5 2017 9:24 AM Christina M. Wietzema Judge of District Court (COURT SEAL) Dated: Dec 5 2017 9:24 AM Scott Kelly Court Administrator By: Sheila Pierson Attorney for Petitioner Patrick K. Costello Costello, Carlson & Butzon, LLP 265 10th St., P.O. Box 287 Heron Lake, MN 56137 Attorney License No: 19124 Telephone: (507) 793-2285 FAX: (507) 793-0081 (141 — Dec. 13 & 20, 2017)

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION November 21, 2017 Cottonwood County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

The Board of Commissioners met at the Cottonwood County Courthouse in Windom, MN. Present for all or portions of the meeting were: Commissioners Tom Appel, Donna Gravley, Kevin Stevens, Norm Holmen, Jim Schmidt; County Coordinator Kelly Thongvivong, County Attorney Nick Anderson, Auditor/ Treasurer Jan Johnson, Kathy Marsh, Jared Morrill, Nick Klisch, Jed Rhubee, Kyle Pillatzki, Troy Wehking, Ken Modeen, Tim Stock, Jim Ochs, Kaylene Gohr, Darin Spies, and Rahn Larson. Routine Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the agenda as amended; to approve the minutes of the November 7, 2017, regular meeting; to approve November warrants in the amount of $95,890.88 and broken down as follows: County Revenue Fund — $30,837.25, Long Term Capital Outlay — $809.60, Ditch Fund — $35.84;County Revenue Fund — $1,359.28, Road and Bridge Fund — $48,053.24; Waste Abatement/Score Fund — $2,766.37, Landfill Enterprise — $12,029.30; adjournment. Personnel Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to post Policy Number 180 — Leave Benefits —Volunteer Fire Department and/or Ambulance Service for a 30-day comment period before final approval; to accept union contract between Cottonwood County and the AFSCME Public Works Union #578 for 2018-2019 contingent upon union approval; to accept union contract between Cottonwood County and LELS Jailer/Dispatcher Union #346 for 2018-2019; to pay a per diem to Commissioner Holmen for attending the NextEra wind tower meeting on November 9, 2017. Additional Action Items — approved by unanimous roll call or regular vote: to approve the 2018-2019 Feedlot Work Plan Agreement as presented; to allocate a base of $18,200 with an option to increase up to $22,750 for FY 2018 Local Capacity Matching Funds for the Cottonwood SWCD in addition to the Cottonwood SWCD base allocation of $52,000; to allow the Board Chairman to sign the Board Ratification Statement regarding the contract between MnCCC and Strategic Technologies, Inc.; to adopt resolution 17- 11-21 “Agreement Approving Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Swap of HSIP Funds;” to authorize the Highway Department to purchase a mastic machine and a dozer blade at an expense not to exceed $55,000 including trade-in of current mastic machine; to authorize the landfill to purchase a new ranger and grapple at an expense not to exceed $25,000 including the trade-ins of the current ranger and grapple; to authorize the Highway Department to dispose of the following surplus equipment items: Unit 54, Windom Shop compressor, used oil burner, sandblasting machine, and various shop materials; to approve payment of per diem and mileage in the amount of $114.60 to Larry Stuckenbroker for attending the September Regional Extension meeting in Lamberton; to contract with CliftonLarsonAllen for the completion of ACA reporting on behalf of Cottonwood County for the 2017 reporting year at a cost of $2,400; to approve DVHHS lease agreements for the buildings located at 235 Ninth Street and 11 Fourth Street for the period from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018; S/Jan Johnson, Auditor/Treasurer S/Thomas D. Appel, Board Chair S/Kelly Thongvivong, County Coordinator