ABC Newspapers http://abcnewspapers.com Local News from The Anoka County Union, Blaine Spring Lake Park Life and The Coon Rapids Herald Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:30:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Robo Advice: Not a Threat http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/04/robo-advice-not-a-threat/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/04/robo-advice-not-a-threat/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:30:02 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?guid=2ae7c7427ef4c429b56d4f89dcb8ae3b Are human financial advisors doomed, as hordes of robo advisors smash their staid business model, where humans counsel clients in person? Robo advisors are online services that, assembling investment portfolios for clients using digital tools, charge a lot less than living, breathing planners.  

Futurist Peter Diamandis has been warning old-school advisors lately that their stodgy, low-tech methods may render their firms obsolete. “Linear-thinking companies are being put out of business by exponential technologies,” he warns. Diamandis points to the demise of Eastman Kodak, which invented the digital camera in 1975. The company ignored its discovery and clung to the legacy film business. Kodak went bankrupt in 2012.

But this jeremiad is too stark. Dire predictions about such industrial disruption belong chiefly to physical products. Financial advice is a service, encompassing both art and science. There is a limit on how much automated advances can turn services into dinosaurs. How do you digitize a haircut?

And faulting advisors for standing still amid a changing world is simply wrong.

The advent of the robos has had a salutary effect on the traditional advisor industry – by serving as a wake-up call that it needs to become more Web savvy.

Michael Kitces, the celebrated blogger on advisors, notes that the online upstarts “have done much to highlight the inferiority of many of the technological solutions available to advisors today.” The latest trend, says Kitces, who is director of planning research at Pinnacle Advisory Group, is for robo firms to sell their online tools to conventional advisors.

Advisors are growing more digitally adept all the time. Large numbers of standard advisory firms are copying the robos, or even buying them. For all the robos’ sex appeal, good press and venture capital attention, their low fees don’t generate a lot of revenue.

Even old-line Wall Street firms are getting the tech religion and using it to co-opt the robos. “Technology can be an enabler for advisors,” said Mandell Crawley, chief marketing officer of traditional Wall Street brokerage giant Morgan Stanley, appearing at a conference in early May.

En masse, established advisory outfits have turned to technology to aid with client data gathering and the planning process. This makes life easier for clients and advisors alike – they no longer have to spend hours punching in information and setting up plans. A service called Wealthminder, for instance, lets advisors more easily craft plans with platforms that sit on their firms’ websites.

And despite the robos’ price advantage, don’t assume that Gen Y will always favor their approach versus the old-time sit-down model, where a real person gets to know them, their specific needs and their families. That’s why time will erode the appeal of a bare-bones, cheap-o model.

Robos, who chiefly focus on younger folks, charge very little because the 20-something set does not yet need the extensive plans that their mortgage-laden, family-supporting, college cost-obsessed, retirement-worrying elders do. As the years go by, Kitces notes, the millennials will have more assets and more complex demands, thus driving them to “graduate to a more traditional financial planner.”

Meanwhile, argues columnist Bob Veres in Financial Planning magazine, it’s in traditional advisors’ best interest to enlist younger, less-wealthy clients: “Do doctors, attorneys or plumbers only work with individuals who have significant portfolios?” Many firms are installing their own online bargain alternative for people with modest wealth.

The biggest weakness of robos is that they do not know their clients, or at least not very well. As Walter Bettinger, Charles Schwab’s chief executive, told an industry gathering this spring, the online services “haven’t figured out how to be a psychiatrist when the market goes down 40%.” So some online advisory are seeing that they need to add the human touch. LearnVest, a robo founded in 2009, hired 50 planners in recent years.

And sure enough, established wealth planners are looking at buying up robos. A few months ago, insurer Northwestern Mutual acquired LearnVest.

Increasingly, established firms have started – or are eyeing – building their own in-house robos. Discount broker Charles Schwab, which has a cadre of flesh-and-blood advisors, has launched its own robo effort, which soon amassed $500 million in assets. Fund colossus Vanguard Investments, while fielding its home-grown roster of human advisors, also has slowly been building an automated online capability over the past two years, and it now has $7 billion in new assets.

Thus, the robos aren’t bringing creative destruction to financial advisors. They are ushering in creative rejuvenation.

Follow AdviceIQ on Twitter at @adviceiq.

AdviceIQ delivers quality personal finance articles by both financial advisors and AdviceIQ editors. It ranks advisors in your area by specialty, including small businesses, doctors and clients of modest means, for example. Those with the biggest number of clients in a given specialty rank the highest. AdviceIQ also vets ranked advisors so only those with pristine regulatory histories can participate. AdviceIQ was launched Jan. 9, 2012, by veteran Wall Street executives, editors and technologists. Right now, investors may see many advisor rankings, although in some areas only a few are ranked. Check back often as thousands of advisors are undergoing AdviceIQ screening. New advisors appear in rankings daily.

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Are human financial advisors doomed, as hordes of robo advisors smash their staid business model, where humans counsel clients in person? Robo advisors are online services that, assembling investment portfolios for clients using digital tools, charge a lot less than living, breathing planners.  

Futurist Peter Diamandis has been warning old-school advisors lately that their stodgy, low-tech methods may render their firms obsolete. “Linear-thinking companies are being put out of business by exponential technologies,” he warns. Diamandis points to the demise of Eastman Kodak, which invented the digital camera in 1975. The company ignored its discovery and clung to the legacy film business. Kodak went bankrupt in 2012.

But this jeremiad is too stark. Dire predictions about such industrial disruption belong chiefly to physical products. Financial advice is a service, encompassing both art and science. There is a limit on how much automated advances can turn services into dinosaurs. How do you digitize a haircut?

And faulting advisors for standing still amid a changing world is simply wrong.

The advent of the robos has had a salutary effect on the traditional advisor industry – by serving as a wake-up call that it needs to become more Web savvy.

Michael Kitces, the celebrated blogger on advisors, notes that the online upstarts “have done much to highlight the inferiority of many of the technological solutions available to advisors today.” The latest trend, says Kitces, who is director of planning research at Pinnacle Advisory Group, is for robo firms to sell their online tools to conventional advisors.

Advisors are growing more digitally adept all the time. Large numbers of standard advisory firms are copying the robos, or even buying them. For all the robos’ sex appeal, good press and venture capital attention, their low fees don’t generate a lot of revenue.

Even old-line Wall Street firms are getting the tech religion and using it to co-opt the robos. “Technology can be an enabler for advisors,” said Mandell Crawley, chief marketing officer of traditional Wall Street brokerage giant Morgan Stanley, appearing at a conference in early May.

En masse, established advisory outfits have turned to technology to aid with client data gathering and the planning process. This makes life easier for clients and advisors alike – they no longer have to spend hours punching in information and setting up plans. A service called Wealthminder, for instance, lets advisors more easily craft plans with platforms that sit on their firms’ websites.

And despite the robos’ price advantage, don’t assume that Gen Y will always favor their approach versus the old-time sit-down model, where a real person gets to know them, their specific needs and their families. That’s why time will erode the appeal of a bare-bones, cheap-o model.

Robos, who chiefly focus on younger folks, charge very little because the 20-something set does not yet need the extensive plans that their mortgage-laden, family-supporting, college cost-obsessed, retirement-worrying elders do. As the years go by, Kitces notes, the millennials will have more assets and more complex demands, thus driving them to “graduate to a more traditional financial planner.”

Meanwhile, argues columnist Bob Veres in Financial Planning magazine, it’s in traditional advisors’ best interest to enlist younger, less-wealthy clients: “Do doctors, attorneys or plumbers only work with individuals who have significant portfolios?” Many firms are installing their own online bargain alternative for people with modest wealth.

The biggest weakness of robos is that they do not know their clients, or at least not very well. As Walter Bettinger, Charles Schwab’s chief executive, told an industry gathering this spring, the online services “haven’t figured out how to be a psychiatrist when the market goes down 40%.” So some online advisory are seeing that they need to add the human touch. LearnVest, a robo founded in 2009, hired 50 planners in recent years.

And sure enough, established wealth planners are looking at buying up robos. A few months ago, insurer Northwestern Mutual acquired LearnVest.

Increasingly, established firms have started – or are eyeing – building their own in-house robos. Discount broker Charles Schwab, which has a cadre of flesh-and-blood advisors, has launched its own robo effort, which soon amassed $500 million in assets. Fund colossus Vanguard Investments, while fielding its home-grown roster of human advisors, also has slowly been building an automated online capability over the past two years, and it now has $7 billion in new assets.

Thus, the robos aren’t bringing creative destruction to financial advisors. They are ushering in creative rejuvenation.

Follow AdviceIQ on Twitter at @adviceiq.

AdviceIQ delivers quality personal finance articles by both financial advisors and AdviceIQ editors. It ranks advisors in your area by specialty, including small businesses, doctors and clients of modest means, for example. Those with the biggest number of clients in a given specialty rank the highest. AdviceIQ also vets ranked advisors so only those with pristine regulatory histories can participate. AdviceIQ was launched Jan. 9, 2012, by veteran Wall Street executives, editors and technologists. Right now, investors may see many advisor rankings, although in some areas only a few are ranked. Check back often as thousands of advisors are undergoing AdviceIQ screening. New advisors appear in rankings daily.

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Peace garden plot to help feed the hungry http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/04/peace-garden-plot-to-help-feed-the-hungry/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/04/peace-garden-plot-to-help-feed-the-hungry/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:00:55 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162126 Juicy tomatoes and cucumbers, fresh herbs and succulent Brussels sprouts soon will help fill empty stomachs.

Cathy Maes, executive director of Loaves and Fishes, and the Rev. Nancy Bence, Peace Lutheran Church senior pastor, look over tomato plants growing in the Peace Community Garden and destined to help feed the hungry.Photo by Sue Austreng

Cathy Maes, executive director of Loaves and Fishes, and the Rev. Nancy Bence, Peace Lutheran Church senior pastor, look over tomato plants growing in the Peace Community Garden and destined to help feed the hungry.Photo by Sue Austreng

The bounty will be harvested from Peace Community Garden to fill plates with nutritious food to feed the hungry.

Peace Community Garden is a 3.86-acre plot on Peace Lutheran Church property, Coon Rapids.

“This is a plot where our neighbors will be able to enjoy nature, recreation and community activities. We’ll have walking paths, nature trails. … We want to start a Music in the Garden series later this summer. It’s just a lovely open space for our neighbors to enjoy,” said the Rev. Nancy Bence, senior pastor at the church.

The centerpiece of the community garden is a 1-acre garden bed, a garden bed the church donated to Loaves and Fishes, which will grow and harvest fresh, healthy produce thanks to a grant from the United Way.

Loaves and Fishes, a free meal program that serves those in need across Minnesota,  has a “farm for all” program in which herbs and vegetables are sown and harvested from four garden locations: Eagan, St. Paul, Richfield and now Peace Community Garden, Coon Rapids.

“It’s a farm-to-table approach for guests who otherwise wouldn’t have access to such produce,” said Cathy Maes, executive director of Loaves and Fishes.

“This (Peace Community) garden is by far the largest of the four, and what we harvest here will be sent right out and served to people in need,” she said, referring to the more than 420,000 free meals served by Loaves and Fishes every year at 23 sites through the Twin Cities, including Coon Rapids.

The community garden will also provide produce for the 9,000 free meals Peace Lutheran  serves at the church for those in need through its Summer Lunch at Peace, Peace Meal and Family Table Meal programs.

The ground on which the garden thrives is a plot the church purchased in 1985  with plans to enlarge the church building, provide senior housing or extends its facilities in other ways. When those plans failed to reach fruition, the plot remained vacant and weeds on the property continued to bloom and grow.

“It was weed-infested. Poison ivy was growing deeper and higher. Something had to be done,” Bence said.

She had long envisioned an urban farming project and sought to find a partner for that endeavor. Soon, the partnership with Loaves and Fishes was born.

But the property needed to be excavated, the garden needed to be designed, plants for planting needed to be gathered.

“Excavation was the biggest expense – $60,000,” Bence said. “And then we needed 1,000 cubic yards of top soil. And then we needed the plants. There was so much to be done, so much to accomplish. The city of Coon Rapids, our neighbors – everyone has been so wonderful during this whole process,” she said. “And now we have this oasis in the middle of suburbia for the community, for the hungry. This is just so beautiful.”

Bence’s partner in gardening also expressed her delight in the support extended throughout the process.

“We are so extremely grateful for this partnership, for this beautiful space, for all the people who did so much to make this happen,” Maes said.

A dedication and ribbon-cutting festival was staged at the garden June 28 and was attended by dozens of community and church members.

Coon Rapids City Councilman Brad Johnson cut the ribbon and said to those gathered for the event: “It’s easy to support a vision and an idea like this. Thank you for bringing it to Coon Rapids.”

In addition to the ribbon cutting, the dedication event included bouncy house play for children, a tractor-drawn hayride, country line dancing, and BBQ and Blues in the garden, featuring live music performed by the band PLC and other musicians.

Though interrupted by a thunderous rainstorm, Bence called the dedication event “a great day for the community.”

She then offered up a prayer asking God to “bless those who work the garden; bless those in need and bless this produce that it may nourish them, body and soul.”

To learn more about Peace Lutheran Church, go to PeaceCoonRapids.org.

For more information about Loaves and fishes, visit LoavesAndFishesMN.org.

Sue.Austreng@ecm-inc.com

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Writer’s Block: Appreciating America’s melting pot http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/04/writers-block-appreciating-americas-melting-pot/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/04/writers-block-appreciating-americas-melting-pot/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:00:21 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162107 My husband and I recently began mentoring a family of Somali refugees through Lutheran Social Service.

Olivia Alveshere

Olivia Alveshere

They are a young couple with a sweet, smiley 1-year-old boy.

Our role as mentors is simply to spend time with the family, answering any questions they may have about life in the United States and connecting them to resources when appropriate.

We met the family about three weeks after they arrived in the United States. They came over from Kenya where they had been living since the early 1990s.

When refugees arrive here, LSS works to set them up with housing and other resources to help ease the transition to life in America.

In training, we were warned that a language barrier could make communication extremely frustrating, but the pair speak wonderful English.

Swahili is their first language, but they attended a school conducted in English. They say reading and writing is far easier than speaking the language aloud.

A first task for my husband was working with the man of the house to find employment.

They worked on his resume and searched for positions that would interest him and would be accessible via bus line.

He was recently hired to load trucks. While it isn’t his dream job, he is so thankful for the work and would happily report seven days a week if that were an option, he said.

She wants a job, too.

They are both so driven and willing to do whatever they can to establish themselves.

In the midst of so much change, so much still unknown, they are so positive about life and believe in opportunity. It is inspiring.

Every time we get together, I learn something new.

They were shocked to learn that I am an only child. They both are one of eight and want to have a similarly large family.

Back in Africa, if a woman has only one or two children, people think she is looking down on their culture and trying to westernize herself, they told me.

Gender roles are stricter in their culture: The men do the heavy lifting, and the women cook, clean and care for the children.

I learned a lot about their faith when Ramadan began last month.

They fast from sunup to sundown, but the experience is much different here in the United States where the days are longer. They typically break the fast around 6 p.m. in Kenya, but the sun doesn’t set until nearly 9 p.m. here.

Children do not begin fasting until they are 15 or 16.

Recently, they asked us a lot of questions about retirement. They asked if we will continue getting paid when we eventually stop working, and we explained that we are setting aside money for retirement out of our paychecks now so that we will have access to that cash later in life.

In Kenya, there is no such thing as retirement savings, they said. Children are expected to take care of their parents.

We spend a lot of time talking, but we try to get out and about while we do so.

We visited the grocery store together and introduced them to the library. We’re hoping to make it to a Twins game later this summer.

Meeting and spending time with this family has been such a wonderful experience.

As we celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend, I am so thankful to call myself an American. We are blessed with many freedoms.

I am proud that we welcome refugees into our country, helping them escape persecution and make a new life for themselves.

I am grateful that we have such a rich mix of people within our borders, that we are a true melting pot of diverse ideas and customs.

God bless the USA.

olivia.alveshere@ecm-inc.com

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UnionHerald crime briefs for week of June 29, 2015 http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/unionherald-crime-briefs-for-week-of-june-29-2015/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/unionherald-crime-briefs-for-week-of-june-29-2015/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:16:02 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162085 Diversion program for woman accused of Kmart theft 

After allegedly stealing from Kmart, Lisa Michelle Ferber, 27, was ordered in Anoka County District Court June 24 to complete a diversion program.

Ferber, of Fridley, was arrested after allegedly taking more than $5,200 worth of merchandise from the Anoka Kmart store where she was employed without paying for it.

According to the criminal complaint, a loss prevention employee saw Ferber’s boyfriend leaving the store with Kenmore washers and dryers in late 2014. Ferber said she purchased them, but loss prevention confirmed that she did not, the complaint states.

Loss prevention employees also uncovered evidence of “free bagging,” where Ferber charged her roommate less than $15 for hundreds of dollars of merchandise, voiding items to bring the total down, the complaint states.

Ferber told law enforcement she started “free bagging” in March 2014 because she was moving into a townhouse and was falling behind on her bills, according to the complaint.

Ferber will complete a two-year diversion program.

She was ordered in court to complete 40 hours of community service by Oct. 22.

Restitution was reserved as a condition in the case.

~ Olivia Alveshere

Ham Lake man charged with criminal sexual conduct

A Ham Lake man was arraigned in Anoka County District Court June 26 on first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct felony charges.

Scott William Yard, 41, is accused of having inappropriate sexual conduct with his girlfriend’s 8-year-old daughter.

On June 24, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office responded to a woman’s emergency call at 12:46 a.m.

The woman told law enforcement that days earlier, her 8-year-old daughter said her live-in boyfriend, Yard, had “humped her,” according to the criminal complaint.

On June 23, around 11:30 p.m., the woman and Yard were in bed, but Yard got out of bed, and after 10 to 15 minutes passed, the woman went to find him. She saw him leave her daughter’s bedroom and go into the bathroom, the complaint states.

She went into her daughter’s bedroom to ask her what happened, and she allegedly said Yard “humped her again,” the complaint states.

When Yard came out of the bathroom, the woman saw a wet spot on the front of his underwear, the complaint states. She told him to leave and called 911.

Deputies found Yard around 6:53 a.m. hiding under a boat at a nearby residence, according to the complaint.

The 8-year-old girl was examined at Midwest Children’s Resource Center and participated in a forensic interview with the Sheriff’s Office where she told law enforcement Yard and sexual contact with her five or six times this summer.

Yard faces up to 30 years in prison and $40,000 fines if convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He faces up to 25 years in prison and $35,000 in fines if convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

~ Olivia Alveshere

Man allegedly makes threats with gun in Coon Rapids

Adrian Guy Livingston, 23, is accused of making terroristic threats at his home in Coon Rapids.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office arrived at his residence in the 800 block of 98th Avenue around 4:15 p.m. June 21 after reports of someone making threats with a gun.

Livingston’s girlfriend, whom he lives with, said the two argued and she left the apartment for a short time, according to the criminal complaint.

When she returned, Livingston had barricaded himself in the apartment and refused to let anyone inside with him, she allegedly told law enforcement, adding that he said if anyone tried to come inside “there would be dead bodies on the floor,” the complaint states.

The woman said she heard a handgun slide activated, and other people with the woman confirmed the story, the complaint states.

Livingston’s girlfriend went around to the balcony and saw him with a handgun in his hand, she allegedly told law enforcement. She said he told her not to come any closer.

After about an hour and 40 minutes, Livingston surrendered to law enforcement, and they executed a search warrant, the complaint states.

Law enforcement found a loaded shotgun and silver handgun, which appeared to have been recently hidden above a ceiling tile, according to the complaint.

Livingston was arraigned in Anoka County District Court June 23. A hearing is scheduled for July 21.

~ Olivia Alveshere

Andover burglary leads to charges in Coon Rapids burglary

Randy Thomas Vaught, 34, of Anoka, is charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, after an incident in Coon Rapids.

Vaught was arraigned in Anoka County District court June 19.

The Coon Rapids Police Department received a report of a burglary at a home in the 13000 block of Yukon Street March 25.

The homeowners said someone forced entry into their home and took a toolbox, iPads, televisions and other electronic devices, according to the criminal complaint.

Neighbors said they saw a gray pick-up truck in the driveway that morning, the complaint states.

Weeks later, Vaught was arrested after a burglary in Andover. He was driving a gray truck that matched the description neighbors provided, the complaint states.

Police searched Vaught’s home and found several items which they believed were stolen, according to the complaint.

The Yukon Street homeowners positively identified a toolbox and other electronic items as the ones stolen from their home using serial numbers and distinctive markings, the complaint states.

Furthermore, police were able to determine Vaught’s cell phone used the cell tower closest to the Yukon Street house the morning of the burglary, the complaint states.

~ Olivia Alveshere

Woman allegedly attempting fraud picks wrong victim: a Wells Fargo employee

A 21-year-old Coon Rapids woman was allegedly busted for fraud by Wells Fargo because she masqueraded as a Wells Fargo employee.

Michelin Awtrey Chappell was arraigned in Anoka County District Court June 24 on financial transaction card fraud, a felony, and giving a false name to police, a misdemeanor.

The Coon Rapids Police Department responded to a call from Wells Fargo June 22 and met up with Chappell, according to the criminal complaint.

Bank employees said she attempted to open a $3,000 line of credit using the driver’s license and date of birth of a Wells Fargo employee working in St. Paul, the complaint states.

A bank employee was suspicious that Chappell was who she said she was because she did not know Wells Fargo policies and failed to answer a number of security questions correctly, according to the complaint.

When police approached Chappell and asked for her name, she gave them a different name and date of birth, that of her cousin, the complaint alleges.

At the police department, Chappell revealed her real identity and said she stole the Wells Fargo employee’s ID and credit card and has withdrawn hundreds of dollars from her accounts, the complaint states.

Chappell said she is seven months pregnant and homeless, and she wanted the money so she could get a hotel room and throw herself a birthday party and baby shower, the complaint states.

~ Olivia Alveshere

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Man pleads guilty to Hennepin robbery, Coon Rapids charge dropped http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/man-pleads-guilty-to-hennepin-robbery-coon-rapids-charge-dropped/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/man-pleads-guilty-to-hennepin-robbery-coon-rapids-charge-dropped/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:13:47 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162083 A felony attempted robbery charge for an incident in Coon Rapids against a 27-year-old Minneapolis man has been dismissed in Anoka County District Court after he pleaded guilty in Hennepin County District Court to robbing a Champlin business.

Keith Deane Kingsley entered a guilty plea April 1 to a felony second-degree aggravated robbery charge in Hennepin County District Court and was sentenced June 4.

A document was filed in Anoka County District Court June 9 by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office dropping a second-degree attempted aggravated robbery charge against Kingsley because of his plea bargain guilty plea in Hennepin County District Court.

That court stayed a 21-month prison sentence and placed Kingsley on probation for three years. He was sent to the Hennepin County Workhouse for 180 days with credit for eight days served in jail.

Probation conditions include submitting a DNA sample, paying $50 restitution, chemical dependency evaluation and treatment and random testing.

Kingsley was accused on robbing Darque Tan in Champlin and attempting to rob Angel’s Food Mart, 11449 Hanson Blvd., the same day, Jan. 17.

According to the complaint filed in Anoka County District Court, the store owner at Angel’s reported that a man, later identified as Kingsley, entered the store the morning of Jan. 17, placed a brown paper bag on the counter, demanded money from the cash register and reached into his waistband, implying he had a weapon, telling the owner that if he didn’t put money in the bag, he would kill him.

But the store owner refused to give the suspect any money and he left the store, driving away in a beige colored hatchback, the complaint states.

There was a similar scenario later in the day Jan. 17 at the Champlin tanning salon, except that the man, later identified as Kingsley, got away with $50 after implying to the employee that he had a weapon, according to the Hennepin County complaint.

Feb. 2, Coon Rapids Police released photos of the suspect taken from the Coon Rapids store’s video surveillance system and the next day, information was received identifying Kingsley as the suspect. He was located and arrested Feb. 6.

In his post-Miranda statement, Kingsley admitted to robbing the tanning salon and attempting to rob Angel’s Food Mart because he was “dope sick,” but he denied having a weapon.

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17th annual Anoka Riverfest and Craft Fair set for July 11 http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/17th-annual-anoka-riverfest-and-craft-fair-set-for-july-11/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/17th-annual-anoka-riverfest-and-craft-fair-set-for-july-11/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:10:51 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162080 The 17th Annual Anoka Riverfest and Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11 in historic downtown Anoka.

Anoka Riverfest“There is something fun for everyone at the Anoka Riverfest and Craft Fair,” said Peter Turok, president of the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Anoka Riverfest is one of the largest outdoor craft fairs in the Twin Cities, with more than 130 juried crafters and artists plus lots of free entertainment, all set in the heart of historic downtown Anoka.”

In addition to all the scheduled events, visitors may enjoy the quaint antique, clothing, and jewelry shops, restaurants, and charm that Anoka has to offer.

The Anoka Riverfest has a wide variety of food available in the Riverfest Food Court, live music on two stages and much more. This year a new event has been added. The canoe or kayak event called the Rum River Paddle was cancelled early this week due to low numbers of people registered, according to Turok. Check out the Anoka Riverfest web site for details: www.anokariverfest.org

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My top 5 reasons to play golf http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/my-top-5-reasons-to-play-golf/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/my-top-5-reasons-to-play-golf/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:07:41 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162076 Here are my top five reasons to play golf:

Scott Roth

Scott Roth

1. Live longer and healthier.

A recent study showed that golfers live five years longer than their non-golfing counterparts. I read the full report and it appears to be true. Apples to apples, you will get more days on this earth if you swing the club on a regular basis. Teach your kids to play and they will reap the benefits as well.

Walking nine holes is a great way to get the blood pumping. Want to really get your body activated? Try some speed golf, my friend.

Play as fast as you can while playing as well as you can. Set a baseline “fit score” with regard to the time it takes to play and score you get, combined. Add your golf score to every minute you are on the course.

For example, I shoot a 42 for nine holes and play in 90 minutes. That is a fit score of 132. Next time I can try for a score of 125 or less.

If you are a step counter like me, you can get about 6,000 steps in a nine hole round of golf. If your daily goal is 10,000, you are over half done in this one activity.

And remember the commercial, “a body in motions stays in motion.” Once you give in to sitting around for the majority of your day, your body will start to rust just like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz.

2. Quality time.

With all the directions life takes us these days, how often do you spend two to four hours with a friend or family member without interruption? I will tell you, not very often.

Golf is a great way to get back in touch with people in your life that you care about. From the moment you jump in the car to head off to the course, you are re-establishing connections with those important people.

Once you are at the course, there are very few interruptions to get in the way of this bonding experience. Some of the best times in my life have been with my family on the course.

3. Unplug.

Your brain needs to be unplugged from all the noise. You know what I mean: TV, radio, cell phones, computers.

Being on a golf course allows the ol’ brain bucket a chance to empty the electronic garbage and refill with “clean” fluids. Everyone needs that, especially kids. Shut everything off and enjoy being outside with real people.

4. Reconnect with nature.

At my golf course, over the past 10 years, I have seen the following critters: bald eagles, ducks, geese, turtles, snakes, foxes, woodchucks, muskrats, beavers, deer, and coyote. Not all at the same time, mind you. That would be unbelievable, right?

Depending on the time you play, you will see different animals. Kind of like a zoo. Early and late in the day are great times to see the unofficial residents of the course.

5. The journey and discovery.

Golf is game that you can never fully understand or master. I am learning today as much as I was learning 30 years ago. The game to me is a puzzle that needs to be solved.

Each time I teach a lesson, hit a bucket, or play a round of golf, I learn something about myself or the game.

These are my top five reasons to play. What are yours?

Scott Roth is head pro at Victory Links Golf Course, Blaine

 
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Jesinowski, Chell, Jones pick up softball season honors http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/jesinowski-chell-jones-pick-up-softball-season-honors/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/jesinowski-chell-jones-pick-up-softball-season-honors/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:02:05 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162072 Anoka graduate and University of Minnesota recruit Taylor Chell was named the Class AAA all-state first team joining coach Toni Jesinoski with the postseason accolades after being named Section 7AAA Coach of the Year.

Anoka standout outfielder Taylor Chell safely crosses home plate during a game at the Class AAA state tournament at Caswell Park in Mankato.

Anoka standout outfielder Taylor Chell safely crosses home plate during a game at the Class AAA state tournament at Caswell Park in Mankato. Photo by Bill Jones

Academic all-state honors go to 2015 graduates with a minimum 3.75 grade point average. In addition to three St. Francis teammates earning individual academic all state honors, the Saints earned a gold-level with a 3.75 GPA or better. The Saints teammates include center fielder Samantha Jochum, second baseman Abby Marron and shortstop Megan McMahon made the list along with Coon Rapids outfielder, first baseman and pitcher Kelly Besst.

Anoka and Blaine earned the silver award with a team GPA over 3.50.

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College becomes possible for low-income students http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/college-becomes-possible-for-low-income-students/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/college-becomes-possible-for-low-income-students/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:58:41 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162069 As a little girl, Coon Rapids native Kaylena Riendeau dreamed of graduating from a four-year college, finding the perfect job and starting a family.

Coon Rapids High School graduate Raymond Twumasi and his College Possible coach Lauren Peffley celebrate the end of the school year in 2013.

Coon Rapids High School graduate Raymond Twumasi and his College Possible coach Lauren Peffley celebrate the end of the school year in 2013. Photo courtesy of College Possible

Her dreams came true with the help of College Possible, an AmeriCorps program that came to Coon Rapids High School six years ago.

Riendeau’s dad dropped out of high school, then went on to earn his GED certificate. Her mom graduated with an associate degree.

“I would be the first in my family to graduate from a four-year college,” Riendeau said. “Growing up, I knew that that was my goal.”

Riendeau graduated with College Possible’s first class of seniors at CRHS in 2011.

Champlin Park High School graduated its first class of College Possible seniors this year.

“The mission of College Possible is to make college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support,” said Magdalena Wells, high school program manager.

Students are recruited as sophomores, and coaches work with them during their junior and senior years of high school.

Two coaches work at each of the Anoka-Hennepin high schools participating in the program at no cost to the district.

The average student College Possible serves has a GPA of 3.1 and comes from a family with an annual income of $27,000, according to College Possible data. Students of color make up 93 percent of program participants.

More than 280 Anoka-Hennepin students have benefited from the program since 2009.

Riendeau is one of those students.

Coaches helped her boost her ACT score by more than 20 percent – from 18 to 22.

She was accepted to five colleges and chose to attend Bethel University.

“Going through my high school career, I met a few teachers that I really got close to, and I realized that I wanted to become a teacher,” Riendeau said.

Riendeau figured out how to finance her education with College Possible coaches’ guidance.

“Without them, I would have been freaking out,” Riendeau said. “I’m so thankful for College Possible because they really did make college possible for me.”

She graduated from Bethel in less than four years and was hired as a high school English teacher at her alma mater in December 2014.

“Kaylena’s success is multiplied across the (many) students now who’ve gone through our program in the district,” Wells said.

This school year, College Possible served 73 seniors and 80 juniors in Anoka-Hennepin.

Thirty-five seniors at Coon Rapids High School saw their ACT scores increase an average of 14.5 percent, and 97 percent of the students were admitted to college, 94 percent to a four-year institution. Overall, the students collected $34,925 in private scholarships, according to College Possible data.

At Champlin Park, 38 seniors took advantage of College Possible. They saw their ACT scores increase an average of 13.1 percent, and each student earned admission to a four-year college. The bunch raked in $26,500 in private scholarships.
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Anoka County’s rail authority saved money by refunding bonds http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/anoka-countys-rail-authority-saved-money-by-refunding-bonds/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/anoka-countys-rail-authority-saved-money-by-refunding-bonds/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:56:52 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162067 The Anoka County Regional Rail Authority has saved money by refunding the general obligation bonds originally sold in 2007 to pay for the county’s share of the Northstar Commuter Rail project.

The original bonds totaling $32.5 million had an interest rate of just under 4.5 percent. The refinanced bonds amounting to $27.7 million carry an interest rate of 3.07 percent, according to Cory Kampf, county finance and central services division manager.

To refund bonds, state law mandates a minimum savings of 3 percent. The savings from the May 20 bond sale were in the 4 percent range, Kampf said.

And that amounts to interest savings of more than $1 million over the life of the bonds, which have 17 years left to run, he said.

The county had been hoping for even better interest savings, but a report on the strength of the housing market the day before the scheduled sale had a negative impact on the bond market and produced a higher interest rate, Kampf said.

However, the savings are still significant, he said.

When the rail authority authorized the sale of the bonds at its meeting May 12, it established a pricing committee to approve the final sale May 20, providing the interest savings were 3 percent or better, according to Kampf.

The pricing committee comprised County Commissioner Scott Schulte, vice chairperson of the rail authority; Tim Yantos, rail authority executive director; Jerry Soma, county administrator; Kampf; and Brenda Pavelich-Beck, accounting director.

The original bonds covered not only Anoka County’s share of the Northstar project cost, but also Sherburne County’s, so the interest savings benefit that county, too.

According to Mark Ruff of Ehlers & Associates, financial adviser to the county railroad authority, Anoka County’s share of the bond debt is 81 percent and Sherburne County’s 19 percent.

Under terms of a contribution agreement, the Anoka County rail authority pays the annual bond debt and is reimbursed by the Sherburne County authority for its share, Ruff said.

Anoka County’s current annual debt service payment on the Northstar bonds is $2.15 million, which comprises the bulk of the rail authority’s annual budget and tax levy.

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Ramsey making changes to animal permits http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/ramsey-making-changes-to-animal-permits/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/ramsey-making-changes-to-animal-permits/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:54:39 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162065 The city of Ramsey is taking steps to make it less onerous to have some types of animals on residential property.

Ramsey City Council June 23 approved the introduction of an ordinance that will allow staff to approve some applications administratively, and others with a streamlined process.

Typically, when residents want to keep a horse on a property larger than 1 1/2 acres, more than four dogs or bees in the backyard, a conditional use permit was required.

This permit requires public notification (both by mail to neighboring residents within 350 feet as well as advertisement in the city’s legal newspaper), a hearing by the Ramsey Planning Commission and approval by the City Council.

Costs are typically a $200 application fee, plus applicants must supply $800 in escrow to cover  costs, according to Tim Gladhill, Ramsey’s community development director.

“So you can imagine if you’re someone who is looking to have four or more dogs or keep a horse if you have more than 1 1/2 acres, that can be a major barrier for that,” Gladhill said.

The original intent of requiring the conditional use permit was to provide a way for neighbors to have input on the impact of having these animals on smaller pieces of property.

“So it worked well for us for awhile as our community continued to grow but as we went through the process we got better and better at the process and had some better standards to gauge these requests,” Gladhill said.

If the ordinance passes, horses can be approved administratively with no charge.

But there will be a $200 fee, neighborhood notification and council approval needed for beekeeping, having four or more dogs or exotic animals.

“The difference between that is we can do a much reduced rate but also we would bypass the Planning Commission process and go straight to City Council,” Gladhill said. “So there is a time saving as well as a cost savings in doing so.”

There won’t be any changes to current regulations.

“We’re not changing policy or standards … it’s streamlining the process to get the approvals,” Gladhill said.

The City Council unanimously supported its first look at the changes.

“Some of this came forward based on a resident who had a beekeeping situation and was amazed at the cost,” said Council Member Jill Johns. “Just the fact that you’ve reduced these costs is going to be beneficial for some people I’ve heard from who would like to be able to keep some of these animals.”

Council Member Chris Riley also sees benefit to the changes.

“This seems like a great reduction in government involvement and bureaucratic red tape,” he said.

Following questions from Council Member John LeTourneau, Gladhill explained when these license applications reach the City Council, they can be approved via the consent agenda, or placed on the regular agenda if discussion is needed.

“We can really gauge when a public hearing or a discussion would be necessary,” Gladhill said.

Neighboring residents would still be notified via U.S. mail and have a chance to raise concerns about the possibility of additional dogs, or bees, on a nearby property.

Keeping of wild animals on private property will continue to require a conditional use permit. Gladhill said in the time he has been with the city, he has not seen a request for keeping wild animals come across his desk.

mandy.froemming@ecm-inc.com

 
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2014 Financial Statements http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/2014-financial-statements/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/2014-financial-statements/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:31:40 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162246 CITY OF RAMSEY, MINNESOTA STATEMENT OF NET POSITION
December 31, 2013
With Comparative Actual Amounts For The Year Ended December 31, 2012

CITY OF RAMSEY, MINNESOTA STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
Year Ended December 31, 2014
With Comparative Actual Amounts For The Year Ended December 31, 2013

Published in the Anoka County UnionHerald July 3, 2015 416066

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Summary Financial http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/summary-financial-3/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/summary-financial-3/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:31:34 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162244 CITY OF COON RAPIDS, MINNESOTA SUMMARY FINANCIAL REPORT
The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of financial information concerning the City of Coon Rapids for the year ended December 31, 2014 to interested citizens. The complete financial statements may be examined at the Coon Rapids City Center, 11155 Robinson Drive or at the Citys website www.coonrapidsmn.gov/finance.htm. Questions about this report should be directed to Sharon S. Legg, Finance Director, (763) 767-6433.
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR GENERAL OPERATIONS
Governmental Funds

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
Enterprise Funds
Totals

STATEMENT OF NET POSITION
Enterprise Funds
Totals

STATEMENT OF REVENUES , EXPENSES, AND CHANGES IN FUND NET POSITION
Enterprise Funds
Totals

Published in the Anoka County UnionHerald
July 3, 2015
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2014 Financial http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/2014-financial-2/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/2014-financial-2/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:31:30 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162242 CITY OF ANDOVER, MINNESOTA
2014 FINANCIAL SUMMARY
The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of financial information concerning the City of Andover to interested citizens. The complete financial statements may be examined at Andover City Hall, 1685 Crosstown Boulevard NW, Andover, MN or on the web at www.andovermn.gov. Questions about this report should be directed to Jim Dickinson, City Administrator at 763-755-5100.
The following summaries are from the basic financial statements of the City for the year ended December 31, 2014.
STATEMENT OF NET POSITION
December 31, 2014
With Comparative Totals For December 31, 2013

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES
For the Year Ended December 31, 2014
With Comparative Actual Amounds For The Year Ended December 31, 2013

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Jones http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/jones-2/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/jones-2/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:31:17 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162240 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ANOKA
DISTRICT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No. 02-PR-15-151
In Re: Estate of
Patricia Ann Jones,
Deceased.
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS:
Notice is hereby given, that an application for informal probate of the above named decedents last will, dated March 3, 1980, has been filed with the Registrar herein, and the application has been granted informally probating such will. Any objections may be filed in the above named court and the same will be heard by the Court upon notice of hearing fixed for such purpose.
Notice is hereby further given that informal appointment of Jeremy Doschadis, whose address is 5084 Topper Lane, City of Fridley, County of Anoka, State of Minnesota, State of Minnesota, as personal representative of the estate of the above named decedent, has been made. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of her letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders.
Notice is further given that ALL CREDITORS having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Clerk of the Court within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred.
Dated: October 7, 2014
/s/ Peggy Zdon,
Registrar
/s/ Lori Meyer,
Court Administrator
/s/ Algon J. Buechler, Attorney
2500 New Brighton Blvd., Ste 101
Saint Anthony, MN 55418
Attorney I.D. No.: 0389972
612-788-9699
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July 3, 10, 2015
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Mason http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/mason/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/mason/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:31:04 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162238 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ANOKA
DISTRICT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No.: 02-PR-15-352
Estate of Duke Joseph Mason
Decedent
Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedents will dated April 16, 2015 and separate writings(s) under Minn. Stat. 524.2-513 (Will), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted.
Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Anne Catherine Little and Stacey Ann George whose addresses are 8141 Ruth Circle N.E., Fridley, MN 55432; and 18881 Albany Street N.W., Elk River, MN 55330 as personal representatives of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn., Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representatives have full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate.
Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representatives must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing.
Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 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 Minn. Stat. 501B.41, subd. 5.
Dated: June 24, 2015
/s/ Peggy Zdon
Registrar
Lori Meyer
Court Administrator
Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives
William F. Huefner
BARNA, GUZY & STEPHEN, LTD.
200 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55433
Attorney License No: 238855
Telephone: 763-780-8500
FAX: 763-780-1777
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July 3, 10, 2015
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Akre http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/akre/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/akre/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:31:00 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162236 NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ANOKA
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No.: 02-PR-15-344
Estate Of
Lawrence Clarence Akre Jr.,
Decedent
It is Ordered and Notice is given that on August 11, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. a hearing will be held in this Court at the Anoka County Courthouse, 325 East Main Street, Anoka, Minnesota, for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirship of the Decedent, and for the appointment of Claudia F. Akre, whose address is 16879 Crocus Street N.W., Andover, MN 55104 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 Minn. Stat. 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.
Dated: June 25, 2015
BY THE COURT
/s/ James A. Cunningham Jr.
Judge of District Court
/s/ Lori Meyer
Court Administrator
Attorney for Petitioner Name:
William F. Huefner
BARNA, GUZY & STEFFEN, LTD.
200 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55433
Attorney License No:238855
Telephone: 763-780-8500
FAX: 763-780-1777
Email: whuefner@ bgs.com
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July 3, 10, 2015
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Paquette http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/paquette-2/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/paquette-2/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:30:55 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162234 NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (INTESTATE)
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ANOKA
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No.: 02-PR-15-348
Estate of Penney Maurie Paquette, a/k/a Penney M. Paquette
a/k/a Penney Paquette
Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the Registrar. No will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted.
Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Jacqueline E. Peterson, whose address is 291 Baldwin Circle, Lino Lakes, MN 55014 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days for the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate.
Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing.
Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 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.
Dated: June 23, 2015
By: /s/ Peggy Zdon
Registrar
Lori Meyer
Court Administrator
Attorney for Estate
Paul V. Sween
Adams, Rizzi & Sween, P.A.
300 First Street NW
Austin, MN 55912
Attorney License No: 107761
Telephone: 507-433-7394
FAX: 507-433-8890
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July 3, 10, 2015
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Rapp http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/rapp/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/rapp/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:30:51 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162232 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ANOKA
PROBATE DIVISION
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT COURT
Court File No.: 02-PR-15-346
Estate of EDWARD ALLEN RAPP,
AKA EDWARD A. RAPP,
AKA EDWARD RAPP
AKA ED RAPP
Decedent
Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedents will dated May 19, 2015 and separate writings(s) under Minn. Stat. 524.2-513 (Will), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted.
Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Todd Rapp whose address is 8207 Marsh Creek Road Woodbury, MN 55125 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate.
Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing.
Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 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.
A charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceedings be given to the Attorney General pursuant to Minn. Stat. 501B.41, subd. 5.
Dated: June 23, 2015
/s/ Peggy Zdon
Registrar
Lori Meyer
Court Administrator
Todd Rapp
8207 Marsh Creek Road
Woodbury, MN 55125
Telephone: 651-270-1071
Email: toddrapp@msn.com
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Anoka County UnionHerald
July 3, 10, 2015
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Brackey http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/brackey/ http://abcnewspapers.com/2015/07/03/brackey/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:30:45 +0000 http://abcnewspapers.com/?p=162230 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ANOKA
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No.: 02-PR-15-336
In RE: Estate of
Brian Dean Brackey
aka Brian D. Brackey,
Decedent
Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedents Will dated August 6, 2012, and Separate Writing(s) under Minn. Stat 524.2-513 (Will), has been filed with the Registrar. The Application has been granted.
Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Anthony C. Palacino Sr. whose address is 7712 Lakeview Lane N.E., Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 as Personal Representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate.
Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing.
Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 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.
A charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceedings be given to the Attorney General pursuant to Minn. Stat. 501B.41, subd. 5.
Dated: June 12, 2015
/s/ Peggy Zdon
Registrar
Lori Meyer
Court Administrator
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Joseph A. Field
Field Law, P.A.
2006 First Avenue North, #201
Anoka, MN 55303
Attorney License No.: 18519X
Telephone: 763-427-9066
Fax: 763-427-6920
Email: jfield@jfieldlaw.com
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July 3, 10, 2015
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