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Miller reappointed as county land surveyor

Ryan Miller presented his annual land survey report to county commissioners as well.

From left, County commissioners Tom Krueger, Dan Stacey, David De La Hunt and Ted Van Kempen congratulate county land surveyor Ryan Miller on his reappointment as county commissioner Char Christenson shakes his hand.

The Hubbard County Board reappointed Hubbard County surveyor Ryan Miller to a four-year term, effective Feb. 6, 2022 through Feb. 4, 2026.

Ryan Miller

Miller presented his annual land survey report to county commissioners last week.

Monumentation is the process of establishing boundary lines and fixing the corner positions of each township section. Corners are marked with aluminum-capped rebar.


His department set 85 new corners in 2021. Miller reported that 3,193 of the county’s 3,664 total corners – or 87 percent – have been certified.

Miller said 28 corners were reset either because disturbed or due to road construction.

The majority of certified corners – 3,175 or 83 percent – have GPS coordinates.

In 2022, Miller hopes to complete monumentation in White Oak, Hart Lake and Lake Hattie townships.

County commissioner Char Christenson commented that Hubbard County is “so far ahead” of other counties in the state, many of whom are looking for state funding to pay for monumentation.

Miller said he and other surveyors are working on a plan for statewide remonumentation.

“I get a lot of comments from surveyors right in this area, or some from the Cities and St. Cloud who pick up a job in Hubbard County, and they are amazed by the amount of information and monuments that we have that make it so much easier for them,” he said.

In related business, the board did as follows:


  • Approved the final payment of $235,975 to Anderson Bros. Construction Co. of Brainerd for paving from U.S. Hwy. 71 to Becida. They were also given a final payment of $63,193 for projects on County Roads 106 and 109.

  • Approved final payment to Beltrami County in the amount of $65,013 for the reclamation and paving projects completed by Knife River Materials in 2020 on CSAHs 8, 35 and 46.

  • Approved 12 timber tract appraisals for the Jan. 10 oral timber auction. They total 556.9 acres. The approximate value is $281,248.

Ryan Miller

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