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Public Notice STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF KOOCHICHING IN DISTRICT COURT NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CIVIL DIVISION Case Type: Property COURT FILE NUMBER:_______________ COMPLAINT TO QUIET TITLE IN REAL PROPERTY Oiva Bakkenta, Plaintiff(s), vs. June Charles, Sr. And Pearl E. Charles, their heirs and assigns. State of Minnesota; Koochiching County, Minnesota; and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest, or lien in or on the real estate described in the Complaint herein. Defendant(s) NOW COMES THE PLAINTIFF(s), AND FOR HIS/HER COMPLAINT AND CAUSE OF ACTION AGAINST DEFENDANT(s), ALLEGES AND AVERS: I. Plaintiff, a single person, owns property in fee, in Koochiching County, Minnesota and legally described as follows: Section One (1), Township One-hundred, fifty-four (154), Range Twenty-five (25), West one-half ( 1/2 ) of the Northwest ( 1/4 ) of the Southwest (1/4 ) II. Plaintiff has been in actual possession of said real property since 1968, has paid all taxes on the premises since that date; has been in actual, open, hostile, continuous, and exclusive possession thereof under color of title since said date; and has acquired good and marketable fee title; Said conveyance occurred in 1968 by and between June Charles, Sr. And Pearl E. Charles (Grantor), and Oiva Bakkenta, a single person, (Grantee). Said conveyance was not recorded either by mistake or inadvertence in the Koochiching County Recorder's Office, state of Minnesota. Plaintiff is listed as the obligated tax payor and has paid the taxes since the purchase in 1968. III. The plaintiff is bringing this action to quiet the title in the real property referenced above and to establish that plaintiff is the exclusive owner and possessor of said real property to the exclusion of all other parties, including any claims of the Defendants, Defendant's heirs and Defendant's predecessors in title. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff prays for judgment determining that he is the exclusive owner in fee, of said real property and the defendants, and all persons claiming by or through said defendants, have no estate or interest in or lien thereon. The undersigned hereby acknowledges that costs, disbursements, and reasonable attorney and witness fees may be awarded pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 549.211 Subd. 3, to the party against whom the allegations in this pleading are asserted; and (1) this pleading is not being presented for any improper purpose, such as to harass or to cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation; (2) the claims, defenses, and other legal contentions are warranted by existing law or by a non-frivolous argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law or the establishment of new law; (3) the allegations and other factual contentions have evidentiary support or, if specifically so identified, are likely to have evidentiary support after a reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery; and (4) the denials of factual contentions are warranted on the evidence or, if specifically so identified, are reasonably based on a lack of information or belief. Dated: October 13, 2015 GRIFFITH LAW OFFICE /s/Daniel L. Griffith Daniel L. Griffith Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Registration No. 235015 343 Third Street International Falls, MN 56649 (218) 283-8400 The Journal December 9th, 12th & 16th, 2015

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