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Commissioner's Report


Fri, Mar 22nd, 2002
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Board meets with construction managers
By John TorgrimsonThe Fillmore County Board of Commissioners met in special session on Friday, March 15 to meet with prospective construction managers for the courthouse remodeling project. Six firms were represented at the meeting.

The county wants to bring a construction manager in at the beginning of the remodeling process to work with the architect on design and coordinate eventual construction.

Chairman Duane Bakke explained to the group that the board was less than satisfied with how things went when the new county office building was built a few years ago. At that time, the board acted as their own construction manager.

I came in on the tail end of that process, and I dont think we were very happy with the way things went, Bakke said. We hope to avoid some of those problems this time.

Bakke was referring to the problems the county board encountered with change orders, grout that didnt meet specifications, noisy equipment and problems with the heating and air conditioning equipment.

Bakke explained to the group that the county wants to remodel the courthouse, possibly add on to the courtroom, and replace its aging HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. He also noted that the project will probably be phased as a continuous project.

Bakke invited the construction managers to give input as to how to best set up the bidding process.

We have a project that could cost anywhere from $2 to $4 million, Bakke said. How do we set up the fee structure? A set fee or a percentage of total costs?

Dean Sand of CAM, Inc. suggested that a set fee be used for the first $2 million of construction, with a second fee based on additional increments. Paul Ptak of McGough Construction suggested increments of $250,000. This formula was eventually agreed upon by the board and the construction managers.

The board set the deadline for acceptance of bids for March 26, with final interviews being carried out on April 2. The bid will be awarded at the April 9 county board meeting in time for the appointed construction manager to accompany the board on their tour of area courthouses on the 16th.

When asked if they thought the architect should accompany the board on the tour, the construction managers were in unanimous agreement to have the architect along if possible.

The consensus of the board was to cont .....
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Return to Alta Mira

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2002
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By Al MathisonMonday, March 25, 2002

January in Ecuador typically means chaos. Students, workers and Indian activists take to the streets in anti-government protests. Barricades of burning tires block rural roads and cit ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2002
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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, Mar 22nd, 2002
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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, Mar 22nd, 2002
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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, Mar 22nd, 2002
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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, Mar 22nd, 2002
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Trevor Ohm of New Hampton, IA introduces his sister, Megan Marie born Feb. 7, 2002 weighing 8 pounds 8 ounces and 21 3/4 long. Proud parents are Sandra and Gary Ohm of New Hampton. Grandparents are Judi Elton of Harmony, MN; Joan and Mike Mitchell ..... 
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