The Central MN Council on Aging will publish a special Competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) simplified Mini-Grants for requests between $1,500-$5,000,  for the Title III-D Preventive Health (Programs must meet AoA’s highest tier of evidence) services and Title III-E National Family Caregiver Support Program, for Caregiver Information Services, for the calendar year 2020.  This application is for Federal Older Americans’ Act Funding provided to the Central Minnesota Council on Aging by the Minnesota Board on Aging.  Please see our website: for further information.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on February 13, 2020

Royalton Township Notice of Public Accuracy Test

Pursuant to M.S. 206.83 notice is hereby given that on the 29th day of February 2020 at 10:00 a.m. a public accuracy test will be conducted to ascertain that the Automark assistive voting device and the M100 optical scan tabulating machine to be used in Royalton Township for the presidential nomination primary on the 3rd day of March 2020 will correctly mark and count the votes cast for all candidates.  This test will be held at the Royalton Town Hall, 6052 Royalton Road, Braham, MN and will be open to the public.

Duane P. Swanson

Clerk, Royalton Township

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on February 13, 2020

Hinckley Finlayson ISD 2165


Notice is hereby given that Hinckley Finlayson ISD 2165

Requests proposals for:

Group Dental Insurance

Specifications will be available from National Insurance Services, 250 South Executive Drive, Suite 300, Brookfield, WI 53005, Phone: 800-627-3660    

Proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 at National Insurance Services, 250 South Executive Drive, Suite 300, Brookfield, WI 53005.

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on February 13, 2020


Project Number: T.P. 19-01

Project Description: Harmon Lane Improvements

Construction Location: Harmony Lane from Jct. Rush Blvd to Jct. Lakeland Road

City or Township: Windemere Township

Bid Opening: 02/25/2020  6:00 PM

Work Type: Bit Reclamation, Resurfacing and Reconstruction

Project Type: Road and Street

Highest Funding Level: Township

DBE Project: No

Windemere Township – Pine County

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday February 25th, 2020, 6:00 PM

NOTICE is hereby given that SEALED BIDS will be received by Windemere Township officials  at the Township Hall located at 91546 Co. Rd. 50, Sturgeon Lake, MN  55783 until 6:00 PM on Tuesday February 25th, 2020 for the following:

Project Designation:  Full depth reclamation, resurfacing and reconstruction.  Proposed roadway reconstruction portion includes grading, aggregate base, bituminous surfacing, culvert replacements, and erosion control measures.

To receive a free electronic version (PDF format) of the Proposals, Plans and Specifications you may download from Erickson Engineering’s website, the link is

Bids must be sealed, identified on the envelope and accompanied by a Bidder’s Bond or Certified Check in an amount equal to at least 5% of the total bid made payable to Windemere Township.

Windemere Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities, and to award the bids in the best interest of the Township. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty (40) days.

Thomas J. Wilson, P.E.

Erickson Engineering

    Project Engineer:

Thomas J. Wilson

9531 W 78th Street, Ste 100

Eden Prairie, MN  55344


Project Owner:

Pete Steen - Windemere Township     

91546 Military Road            Sturgeon Lake, MN  55783        (218)-485-8216        

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on January 30, February 6 and 13, 2020






Court File No. 58-PR-20-7

Estate of

Bertha Laska aka Bertha Mary Laska aka Bertha M. Laska,



It is Ordered and Notice is given that on 3/24/20, at 10:00 AM, a hearing will be held in this Court at 635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decedent, dated November 29, 2001, and separate writing(s) under Minnesota Statutes section 524.2.-513 (“Will”), and for the appointment of Judy Richardson whose address is 68635 Sherman Road, Finlayson, Minnesota 55735; and of June Will whose address is 15621 120th Street, Finlayson, Minnesota 55735 as Personal Representatives of the Estate of the Decedent in an UNSUPERVISED 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 Representatives 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 Minn. Statutes section 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representatives or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.

A charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceedings be given to the Attorney General pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 501B.41, subdivision 5.


Dated:                FLANAGAN, PATRICK (Judge)

Judge of District Court

2020.02.03 11:00:02-06’00’



Court Administrator/Deputy

Feb 3 2020 11:27 AM

Attorney for: Personal Representatives

John P. Ahlgren

Ahlgren Law Office, LLC

One North Lake

Mora, MN 55051

Attorney License No: 12039X

FAX: (320) 679-1378

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on February 6 and 13, 2020


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Pursuant to M.S. 206.83 on February 24th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. a Public Accuracy test will be conducted to ascertain that the voting system to be used by the Township of Pokegama for the Federal Presidential Nomination Primary to be held on the 3rd day of March, 2020 will correctly count the votes cast for all candidates. The Public Accuracy test will be held at the Pokegama Town Hall located at 18336 Town Hall Rd., Pine City, Minnesota and will be open to candidates, representatives of political parties, the press and the public.

Susan L. Alderink

Administrative Clerk

Pokegama Township

Posted this 13th day of February, 2020

Published in the Pine City Pioneer on February 13 and 20, 2020

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