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“It’s all about roads”


Fri, May 18th, 2001
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Monday, April 30, 2001

“The only thing the county board is concerned about are roads,” one person commented to me a few weeks ago.

And the way in which she said this implied that this was not necessarily a good thing.

About the same time this conversation took place, the county board was off to a meeting in Rushford and decided to stop in Peterson to check out a problem culvert.

“They stop off in Peterson to do culvert work,” she said, rolling her eyes heavenward. “They naturally believe that they are qualified to check out any problem associated with roads and give their professional opinion.”

“You don’t see them stopping off to check on a problem family for Social Services on their way to a meeting in Rochester do you?” she asked incredulously.

“Or, what about Public Health?” she went on. “The county board’s not down there giving flu shots in the Fall because there is a shortage of nurses are they? Well, why not?”

“I’ll tell you why not,” she continued. “They’re not qualified to give flu shots. And they’re not qualified to be doing highway work either.”

She’s right of course.

The Tip O’Neill maxim that “All Politics is Local” when applied to Fillmore County comes out “All County Politics is About Roads”.

Ask any commissioner and they will tell you that they get the most calls from citizens about roads.

“When is it going to be blacktopped?”

“Who’s in charge of dust control on that road?”

“Weren’t they going to fix that bridge last year?”

“Well, just when do you think they’ll get around to plowing then?”

These calls from citizens is what empowers each commissioner to become a road engineer. Because citizen John Doe has called them with a question, they feel they have a mandate to find an answer.

And that is why they have a Road Tour scheduled every six months.

By the way, tour is pronounced in the original Norwegian, as in “let’s go on the Tur on Tursday”.

To follow up on my friends logic, the county board doesn’t take a Sheriff’s Tur each year, looking for likely spots to set up speed traps. Nor do they sponsor a walking Tur to county sinkholes as part of a yearly water quality study.

No, they restrict their Turing to roads.

For the most part, the county commissioners can work as a team in trying to find a common solution to a county problem, but when it comes to roads in their districts they .....
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Booster seats can save lives

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Monday, May 14, 2001

Booster seats save lives. It’s as simple as that. The law requires, and common sense dictates, that infants and toddlers need a special seat in the car to protect them in case of an accident.

Minnesota law states that ..... 
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Journal Interview

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Former Engineer Voight speaks outBy John TorgrimsonMonday, May 14, 2001

Today, Monday, May 14, is Steve Voigt’s last day on the job as Fillmore County Highway Engineer. In March, the Fillmore County Board voted unanimously to advertise ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Council deals with art commission business, creates parking study groupBy John TorgrimsonMonday, May 14, 2001

After six years with the Lanesboro Police Department, three as Chief of Police, John Carlin will step down as the city’s top law enfo ..... 
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Smoldering sawdust and sleeping tourists

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Monday, May 14, 2001

Zoning permits were the dominant agenda item at last Tuesday’s regular session of the County Board. Zoning Administrator Norm Craig presented the commissioners with a long list of Conditional Use Permits (CUP) passed on fr ..... 
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Fly Boys Come Home

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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By Geri Parlin
LaCrosse Tribune staff Monday, May 14, 2001

If you're a Navy pilot, you want to fly an F-18.

Why?

Because you want to fly the fastest, meanest fighter available.

That's what Lt. Bri ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, May 11th, 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


We offer a plan service ..... 
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Our Gift Shop

Fri, May 11th, 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, May 11th, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesota’s scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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