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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF OLMSTED THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 55-PR-21-7314 Estate of Richard Michael Smith, a/k/a Michael Smith, a/k/a Mike Smith, Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (INTESTATE) 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 Cynthia J. Smith, whose address is 220 -13th Lane SW, Oronoco, Minnesota, 55960, 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 Minnesota Statutes section 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 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 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. Dated: December 27, 2021 /s/ Darla J. Busian Registrar Hans Holland Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative Kari C. Stonelake-Hopkins Dunlap & Seeger, P.A. 30 3rd Street SE, Suite 400 Rochester, MN 55904 Rochester, MN, 55904 Attorney License No: 298311 Telephone: (507) 288-9111 FAX: (507) 288-9342 Email: ksh@dunlaplaw.com (Jan. 4 & 11, 2022) 19780