"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Friday, August 29th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 3271 | 3272 | 3273 | 3274 | 3275 | > | >>

Not really an issue...


Fri, May 4th, 2001
Posted in

Monday, May 7, 2001

The presence of an Austin television news reporter and cameraman outside the Commissioners chamber usually means that something out of the ordinary is going to happen at the Tuesday morning meeting.

However, at last Tuesdays meeting of the County Board, except for the presence of the Austin TV crew looking for a story, nothing out of the ordinary really happened. Perhaps someone had informed them that there might be a conflict over a new bicycle trail easement in Spring Valley, but that just didnt happen.

The City Council of Spring Valley had written a letter to the Commissioners in early April requesting approval of an easement along County Road 8 for a recreational trail. The letter acknowledged landowner opposition to the trail and the citys intent to initiate eminent domain proceedings to acquire .8 acres of land from an unwilling seller.

The letter also firmly stated that the city was requesting that the commissioners review the easement request without questioning the policy decisions of the City with regard to trail construction.

On this note, Spring Valley Mayor Jim Struzyk and the City Attorney Lee Bjorndal approached the commissioners seeking that approval. The easement is needed for a recreational trail project that will run from Spring Valley northeast to the citys 100-acre farm. Engineering plans for the proposed route show the trail running for 1,570 feet within the right-of-way that belongs to the County.

On this issue, the Board first heard from Fillmore County Attorney Matt Opat who informed them that his research indicated the bike trail is "proper and consistent use" of road right-of-ways as stated in Minnesota statutes. "Nothing says we cant grant the easement," explained Opat.

Opats chief concerns seemed to be with the cost of reconstruction of the trail should the county decide to redesign or widen the road. According to the statues, that cost would be borne by the county.

Despite attorney Opats assurances that the proposed trail was a legal use of the right-of-way, Mr. Struzyk and Mr. Bjorndal approached the commissioners as if they had to sell the project to the Board.

Mayor Struzyk explained to the Board that Spring Valleys goal is to encourage tourism and that this trail to the city farm would be an asset to the accomplishment of that goal. Struzyk added that the legislature has a high priority for recreation trails and wants to .....
[Read the Rest]
Hoffman Stables

Kids Philosophy Slam

Fri, May 4th, 2001
Posted in

Event draws entries from around the worldBy Nancy OvercottMonday, May 7, 2001

"This could be an amazing event," says John Davis, creator of the Kids Philosophy Slam, for which 4,300 kids in grades 1-12 from all across this cou ..... 
[Read the Rest]

NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, May 4th, 2001
Posted in

New Homes Remodeling Additions
Poured Basement Walls Driveways Retaining Walls
Agriculture Horse Barns Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


We offer a plan service ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Our Gift Shop

Fri, May 4th, 2001
Posted in

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 ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, May 4th, 2001
Posted in

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 ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Fud 4 Thot

Fri, May 4th, 2001
Posted in

Maxxximum Madcap

Answer:

ABDOMINAL SNOWMAN

Fud 4 Thot

Fri, May 4th, 2001
Posted in

Maxxximum MadcapWeekly cartoon, Max, Maxxx, Maxxximum, Madcap, food for thought, fud 4 thot

Journal Profile #84

Fri, May 4th, 2001
Posted in

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 ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rhubarb Bars

Fri, May 4th, 2001
Posted in

Rhubarb Bars

3 cups rhubarb (cut up)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 Tbls. cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla

Dissolve cornstarch in water, mix all together, cook until thick.

Mix together the following until crumbly.
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3271 | 3272 | 3273 | 3274 | 3275 | > | >>