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County Board has short day


Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Monday, July 16, 2001

Following a week off to observe the Fourth of July, the County Board whisked through an unusually short meeting last week, coming to adjournment a mere 87 minutes after the call to order.
Masonic Park trees to go

At the recommendation of Commissioner Harry Root, the board authorized the removal and sale of at least five trees, and perhaps as many as seven or eight, from the new county Masonic Park near Spring Valley.

Jeff Wand of Root River Hardwoods, Preston, submitted an unsolicited written proposal to the board to harvest "five large, mature trees (four basswood-one walnut)" from the park. Wand noticed the flood-damaged trees while working on an adjoining property and recommended they be removed to enhance regeneration of new trees. His proposal offered the county a total of $425.00 for the five trees.

During the discussion, Commissioner Root informed the board that he had met with Wand at the park to look at the trees and was satisfied that the recent floods had damaged the trees.

"In my opinion, it might be more of a service to us," offered Root in concurring with Wands recommendation. "I would recommend harvesting the trees."

Root noted that there could be as much as 4 to 5 feet of sand and gravel deposited at the base of the trees, and that "once they get in there" they might find as many as seven or eight trees that need to be cut.

Commissioner Marc Prestby seemed convinced that this proposal was a good one and motioned to sell the trees to Wands company. A second to the motion came from Root, as well as an amendment from Commissioner Duane Bakke to have Commissioner Root present when Root River Hardwoods scales the trees after cutting. No mention was made of what the scale rate might be. The motion carried unanimously.

The Spring Valley Lodge #58 donated the land for the Masonic Park to the County in 1999.

Zoning Plan input sought

During committee reports, Commissioner Bakke briefly discussed the proposed zoning district map introduced at the Planning Commission meeting on June 28. Bakke noted that the plan, as presented, is "quite a change in the ordinance."

"We are looking to have people comment now," explained Bakke.

"Are there going to be some local meetings?" inquired Policy Coordinator Karen Brown.

"I dont know," responded Bakke. "But its going to be a big issue over the next 5 to 6 months."

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Hoffman Stables

Planning for the future

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Re-mapping the Ag DistrictBy Carol ThouinMonday, July 16, 2001

For 36 years, Spring Valley's Jan Czapiewski has taken needle in hand to create some of the most remarkable, artistic creations in the county. She has the awa ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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New Homes Remodeling Additions
Poured Basement Walls Driveways Retaining Walls
Agriculture Horse Barns Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesotas scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Name: Ellen Collett
Home: Preston, MN
Age: 54
Profession: Homemaker/Daycare
Family: Husband Dave, three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren
Personal Hero: My mother
Hobbies: Se ..... 
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Birth Announcements

Fri, Jul 13th, 2001
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Jim and Lolly Melander of Lanesboro are pleased to announce the birth of their son Garrett James, born on Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at 5:03am weighting eight pounds, ten ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Garrett is welcomed home by his big brother T ..... 
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